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Following disputed Nov. 3 results, voters overwhelmingly support election reforms

By lopsided majorities, voters back purging outdated registration files, bipartisan observation of ballot collection and counting, and Election Day deadlines for receiving and counting votes.

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Voter registration in New York City
Voter registration in New York City
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Updated: November 24, 2020 - 12:18pm

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Do you approve or disapprove of each of the following reforms:
Just the News Daily Poll
With Scott Rasmussen

Nearly nine out of every 10 U.S. voters believe that government authorities should purge voter rolls of outdated voter information prior to elections, according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen.

In a broad survey of opinions about election procedures, 88% of voters agreed that government officials should be required to remove from public files the names of voters who have moved or died since the last election. 

A further three-quarters of voters, meanwhile, believe that ballots should be received by Election Day at the latest rather than by a post-Election Day deadline. More than eight out of 10 voters agreed that bipartisan observers should be permitted to observe ballot counting procedures "for every step" of the process. 

And just under 70% of respondents said that governments should be required to report vote totals on Election Night. 

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Do you approve or disapprove of each of the following reforms:
Just the News Daily Poll
With Scott Rasmussen

The responses come after several weeks of contentious debate over the results of the 2020 election, including lengthy times for states to certify their official ballot counts as well as concerns that voter rolls were not properly maintained in the lead-up to the election. 

This survey was taken by 1,200 registered voters and conducted by Rasmussen from Nov. 19-21, 2020.

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

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