Solid majority in new poll favor photo ID requirement for mail-in ballots

Result follows finding that strong majority also think ID should be required for in-person votes.

Published: December 30, 2020 11:14am

Updated: December 30, 2020 2:45pm

A strong, 62% majority of registered voters believe that Americans should have to provide photo identification when submitting a mail-in ballot, according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen.

Just 23% of respondents said voters should not be required to include their photo ID with mail-in ballots. 

Responses in favor of a photo ID requirement include 78% of Republicans, 50% of Democrats, and 60% of independents. An equal number of white and Hispanic respondents favored the rule, as did 51% of black voters. 

Just the News Poll, When someone mails in their ballot, should they be required to include a copy of their photo ID?
Just the News Daily Poll
With Scott Rasmussen


The strong majority follows a Just the News Daily Poll showing an even larger majority of voters — 77% — who favor photo ID requirements for in-person voting.

A record number of American voters cast their ballots by mail this year, due in large part to fears of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Click here to see the poll's cross-demographic tabulations.

Click here to see the poll's methodology and sample demographics.

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