The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By AMANDA HARRINGTON
Secure Democracy USA 

Restrictive Voting Legislation Will Impact Millions of Rural Voters in the 2022 General Elections

 


Voters in rural areas across the country heavily rely on alternative ways to vote, including voting by mail and in-person early voting, and newly proposed state legislation would restrict their ability to cast a ballot, according to a new report by the nonpartisan election policy group Secure Democracy USA. The report, The Forgotten Voters: How Current Threats to Voting Hurt Rural Americans, found that nearly half of all rural voters in the United States voted by mail or voted early in person in the 2020 election.

“Nothing should restrict an American’s ability to make their voice heard...



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