WASHINGTON, DC – iVote released the results of a poll today showing that Iowans overwhelmingly support policies that make voting easier and more inclusive. The survey, conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research from August 14-19, found that Iowans are overwhelmingly in support of measures that lower barriers to voting:
"Policies that make voting easier are wildly popular. Iowa voters of all stripes also strongly support policies that will make it easier to vote. By a more than two-to-one margin, Iowans support online registration, automatic vote by mail and universal registration of all eligible voters when they turn 18. All of these policies are supported by majorities of Democrats, Republicans and Independents."
"This poll clearly shows that Iowans want voting to be easier, not harder, and they want a Secretary of State that will help make that happen," said Jeremy Bird, iVote Board Member. "Iowans want people to be included in the democratic process, regardless of party."
iVote, a new voting rights campaign dedicated to the powerful notion that every eligible citizen should vote, recently launched an offensive against orchestrated efforts to block people from voting. iVote will target Secretary of State races in Colorado, Nevada, Iowa and Ohio, activating grassroots armies to elect Secretaries of State who will protect every American’s access to voting.
The iVote Board of Directors includes Doug Sosnik, Frank Smith, Ellen Kurz, Jeremy Bird, Michael Blake, Rachael Cobb, Ralph Paige, Wendy Smith and Pete Giangreco. iVote is being advised by 270 Strategies, AKPD, David Binder Research, and Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research.