WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Independent Women’s Voice (IWV) released the following statement on recent efforts in the state of Florida to make voting easy, accessible and secure:

Carrie Lukas, vice president of IWV, said, “Election procedures must make voting both accessible and secure. When casting ballots, citizens deserve assurance that their votes will be counted and that they have a say in who represents them. Failure to protect voters and election integrity has the potential to cancel out ballots, including those cast by women and racial minorities who turned out at record rates in 2020.” 

Jennifer C. Braceras, director of Independent Women’s Law Center, added:

“Efforts to protect the integrity of our elections are urgently needed. Specifically, voter ID measures are a common-sense way to prevent fraud and abuse. IDs are widely used in our society because they are the most reliable way to verify someone’s identity. The majority of Americans, including wide margins of minority voters, support voter ID laws. 

“Voter registration rolls should be accurate and up-to-date so that the names of people who are deceased or who have moved out of the jurisdiction are removed from the lists. And every state should adopt reasonable safeguards to prevent corrupt practices such as ballot harvesting and the stuffing of ballot boxes.” 

Read more about why election integrity is so critical HERE.



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