A new poll released on Friday showing an immense majority of Americans believe individuals should show identification photo identification in order to vote.
AP-NORC poll stated, Seventy-two percent of the individuals polled felt that some type of identification should be required in order to vote. Ninety-one percent of Republicans were in support of voter ID along with fifty-six percent of Democrats.
It revealed sixty percent of Americans believe that people should automatically be registered to vote when they get a state identification card or driver’s license.
And Fifty-three percent of the individuals polled felt that people should be allowed to register to vote at the polling place on Election Day.
Sixty percent of Americans agree that when people get a state identification card or driver’s license, they should be automatically eligible to vote.
People should be permitted to register to vote at the polling place on election day, according to 53% of those surveyed. Sixty percent of Democrats and thirty-eight percent of Republicans supported this alternative.
The House of Representatives passed H.R. 1, also known as the “For the People Act,” in March. People will be eligible to register to vote on the same day for federal elections, have automatic voter registration through state agencies, and have a two-week early voting period. It will also encourage people who sign a sworn declaration to vote without providing proof of identity.
“A bill introduced in Congress will require all states that have an ID requirement to compel voters to sign a sworn statement under penalty of perjury and have their vote counted.” – According to the Associated Press.
H.R. 1 otherwise known as “For the People Act,” is now approved by the House of Representatives. This will allow people to have same-day voter registration for federal elections, automatic voter registration through state agencies and a minimum two-week early voting period. It would also allow people to vote with no proof of identity if they sign a sworn statement.
The AP-NORC poll was taken nationwide and involved 1,166 adults who participated either through an online or telephone survey. The poll was conducted from March 25-29 2021.