Nearly Two-Thirds of Americans Are Concerned About the Rise in Threats to Election Officials
The security and safety of our elections is key to the health of American democracy and our system of government. Threats and acts of intimidation or violence toward election workers and officials who administer our elections threaten core American values and pose a great risk to the fundamental right of all Americans to participate in free and fair elections.
This fundamental principle aligns with the view of most Americans. According to a recent national poll conducted by the Committee for Safe and Secure Elections (CSSE), nearly two-thirds (64%) of Americans polled are at least somewhat concerned about the rise in threats and intimidation that election officials and workers face.
The polling, which gauges voters’ perceptions toward the threats faced by election officials and workers, suggests that more has to be done to increase election official and worker protections. Three out of four (75%) Americans agree that these individuals should be protected.
Election officials and workers help guarantee that voters have safe access to participating in elections. Americans’ sentiments expressed in this poll indicated that a vast majority believe it is important that policies and procedures that protect election officials are prioritized in voting districts across America. Together, law enforcement and election officials can come together to better protect the sanctity of our electoral system.