Voting and Vote Fraud: Banneker Center Survey #208
RESULTS
Economic Justice Survey

Results of March Survey
Voting and Vote Fraud

Thank you for your opinions! Here is what you said.



In a democracy, how much effort should be made to count every person's vote?

100% said this should be a top priority
0% said it's important, but not the top priority
0% said it's one goal of many
0% said it's not very important

Should your government be required to be able to prove to you that your vote was counted?

80% said Yes
20% said No

Do you think that your government currently could prove to you that your vote was counted?

0% said Yes
100% said No

Alice votes once each year. Alice also writes a letter to one of her representatives once each year. Which has more political impact?

60% said the vote is much more important
0% said the vote is slightly more important
20% said they are of about equal importance
20% said the letter is slightly more important
0% said the letter is much more important

Suppose the number of political parties in your nation increases. Does your vote's importance change?

60% said my vote becomes more important
40% said no difference
0% said my vote becomes less important

What is a wasted vote?

0% said it's a vote for a candidate who gets less than 10% of the total votes
0% said it's a vote for a candidate who gets less than 3% of the total votes
0% said it's any vote for a candidate who loses
40% said it's any vote for a low quality candidate
60% said there is no such thing as a wasted vote

Many people who are eligible to vote do not vote. What effect does refusing to vote have?

60% said no politicians mind that
0% said it worries politicians
40% said other or unsure

What is the one thing you would most recommend to improve the quality and quantity of voting in a democracy?

20% said instant runoff voting
0% said impartial observers at every polling place
20% said proportional representation
0% said all electronic vote counting; no paper ballots
20% said all paper ballots; no electronic vote counting
0% said laws requiring citizens to vote
0% said outlawing political candidate polls
0% said giving free broadcast time to all candidates
0% said banning negative campaign ads
40% said other or unsure


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