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Democracy Fund survey finds majority happy with voting experience
Survey also finds most have concerns about threats to the process

These days, it seems you would be hard pressed to get 85 individual people to agree on anything, let alone 85 percent, however, according to a new survey by the Democracy Fund, 85 percent of Americans who went to the polls on November 8th said they had a pleasant experience at the polls on Election Day.

That said, an overwhelming number of those same voters also said they hand concerns on some level that the election was “very fairly” determined, meaning that even the voters who are most trustful of the system after the election still have considerable concerns about specific threats to the process.

What this says to Adam Ambrogi, elections program director at the Democracy Fund is that elections officials have worked hard to build confidence in the system, but there is still work that needs to be done.

“The positive news is that we’re gratified that most people reported individually having a good experience, which I think is a testament to the hard work of elections officials. It’s also a testament to the structure of some of the election system,” Ambrogi said. Read More…

Feb 17, 2011

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