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.