Indiana voters were asked by the Center for Excellence in Polling about their views on the upcoming election, as well as several existing or proposed ballot integrity measures. Indiana voters strongly support clean elections and ballot integrity laws currently in place, and a clear majority of voters expressed support for additional measures.
There’s strong bipartisan support for Indiana election laws
Indiana has a number of election integrity laws already on the books, which enjoy strong approval from voters on both sides of the aisle.
Indiana requires a valid, government-issued ID for in-person voting, and an overwhelming majority of all likely voters say this increases their confidence in Indiana’s elections, including 91 percent of Republicans, 86 percent of Independents, and 76 percent of Democrats. Voters also agree that requiring completed absentee ballots to be returned only by the voter, a caregiver, or a family member increases their confidence in elections (68%).
Keeping elections free from outside influence is another measure on which voters of all political stripes agree. A recently passed state law that bans private funding for election operations from private sources or third-party groups drew support from more than half of all likely voters, with 50 percent of Republicans, 64 percent of Democrats, and 56 percent of Independents saying this policy increases their confidence in elections.
Voters support more election integrity reforms
Along with strong support for existing law, Indiana voters from both parties expressed support for proposed measures that would enhance election integrity.
…support checking out-of-state voter rolls regularly to ensure voters in Indiana aren’t also registered to vote in another state—including three-fourths of Democrats and 80 percent of Independents.
Nearly four-fifths of all voters support requiring a bipartisan team of one member from each party to escort ballots whenever they are transported from one location to another.
More than three-quarters of all voters support requiring absentee ballots to include a valid, government-issued ID number, such as a state ID number or the last four digits of a Social Security number. The idea is supported by a majority of voters from all political backgrounds: 85 percent of Republicans, 65 percent of Democrats, and 75 percent of Independents.
Election integrity is clearly not a partisan issue in Indiana—voters strongly support current laws in place and favor other reforms that will keep elections fair and secure in the Hoosier State.