Policymakers should expand opportunities for people to volunteer in their communities. This includes older adults and people with disabilities.
Policymakers should enact and update public financing systems for elections. This includes increasing matching funds, particularly for small donations.
Policymakers should maximize voter registration, including through automatic voter registration systems. They should build easy-to-use online voter registration systems.
Policymakers should prohibit ID requirements that discourage or prevent citizens from voting.
Policymakers should encourage and promote maximum participation in the electoral process.
Qualified voters should not be excluded from voting because of:
States should revise ballot initiative processes to curb the undue influence of special interests with access to significant financial resources.
State and local policymakers should:
Legislative and regulatory meetings and procedures should promote public participation, be fair, and ensure accountability.