Voting is one of the most basic rights in American democracy. Wider enfranchisement and increased participation ensures that our government is truly reflective of the will of the people. Municipal government should encourage participation in every election, make voter registration forms available at government offices, and open early voting locations in advance of Election Day. State ID laws have recently been used to disenfranchise potential voters, and make it more difficult for seniors, working Americans, and the poor to participate in Democracy. Government should ensure that every eligible voter has a chance to make their voice heard.
The Fair Elections Legal Network has published the Local Options Toolkit, which compiles best practices on how to improve the municipal voting experience.