Americans have doubts about voting by mail, but they have more concerns about voting in person

New polls show that most Americans are concerned about the confidentiality and falsification of postal voting, yet US residents see this as a safer and preferred alternative to voting in person.

A survey conducted by The Hill and Harris X found that 32% of voters consider mailing insecure, while 58% fear that their votes will be kept confidential, and 68% fear that they will fake votes.

However, when asked about what people are more afraid of: the effects of coronavirus when voting in person or fakes when voting by mail, 55% said they were more afraid of COVID-19. Only 45% consider mail fraud more threatening.

A Hill-Harris X poll last week showed that 68% of voters support voting by mail only in November — a figure higher now than in April.