I am in favor of no excuse absentee voting by mail in future elections. Democracy depends on an engaged citizenry who get to make their voices heard, so decreasing barriers to vote is in the public interest. Additionally, from a logical perspective, we allow people to vote absentee in person without an excuse, so why should voting absentee by mail be any different?
In terms of other things we can do to increase voter turnout, I am in favor of same day voter registration, which would allow voters to register and vote on the same day. I am also in favor of an independent, non-partisan redistricting process, ensuring fair districts where voters feel honestly represented. Lastly, I believe vote centers, as opposed to traditional precinct voting, can be a benefit to the voter. We already have vote centers here in Elkhart County, and I am in favor of continuing to review the centers we have and investigate how we can place those with the county to maximize voter turnout.