Majority in new poll support allowing authorities to require proof of citizenship for voting

Those in favor outnumber those opposed by more than two to one.

Updated: December 14, 2020 - 2:28pm

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Although it is illegal for non-citizens to vote in U.S. federal elections, a 1993 law prevents officials from requiring proof of citizenship, and 56% of registered voters in a new survey think that should change.

The majority of the respondents in the new Just the News poll with Scott Rasmussen say the law should be changed so that it is legal to check voters for U.S. citizenship status. 

Twenty-six percent of the voters said the law should go unchanged.

By political affiliations, 46% of Democrats agreed that citizenship checks should be legal, compared to 74% for Republicans.

Should that law be changed so that election officials can require proof of citizenship from potential voters?
Just the News Daily Poll
With Scott Rasmussen


The survey was taken by 1,200 registered voters and conducted by Rasmussen from Dec. 10-12.

To see the poll's cross-demographic tabulations, click here.

To see the poll's methodology and sample demographics, click here.