Four in five Tennessean voters favor online voter registration
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 14, 2016) — Tennessee voters have been debating whether to join a total of 30 states and Washington, D.C. to implement full online voter registration. As of March, four other states have passed legislation or enacted regulations authorizing full online voter registration.
According to a new poll conducted by leading civic technology solution icitizen, four in five (81%) favor making it possible to register to vote online. “The results show that Tennesseans are ready for a change in the current voter registration process,” said Dr. Mark Keida, icitizen Director of Research and Polling. “However, intensity of support differs by age and ideology. Fewer Baby Boomers support online registration ‘strongly’ (28%) than do millennials (59%). This makes sense because younger generations are accustomed to and prefer the immediacy that online methods provide.”
icitizen conducted a survey of 513 registered Tennessee voters age 18+. The survey was conducted from April 1-4, 2016. Data were balanced by age, gender and region to reflect the composition of registered voters in Tennessee. The survey was conducted online with commercial opt-in sample. The margin of error for the full sample is +/- 4.3, and higher for subgroups. Results were rounded to the nearest point. For more information on this poll and methodology, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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