Heritage Action Hails Indiana’s HB 1264 for Strengthening Hoosier Elections

Press Releases · Feb 29, 2024

WASHINGTON—Heritage Action, a conservative grassroots organization with two million activists, including thousands of Hoosiers, hails the Indiana General Assembly’s passage of HB 1264, legislation that bolsters election integrity by improving voter roll maintenance and closing the ‘Zuck Bucks 2.0’ loophole to ensure elections operations are free of partisan influence.

Former Kansas Assistant Secretary of State and Heritage Action Director of State Advocacy Catherine Gunsalus released a statement praising the legislation:

“The Left has already shown that it will stop at nothing to win elections, even if that means loosening election security and allowing noncitizens to vote. The Indiana General Assembly took a stand against this destructive agenda by passing HB 1264, legislation that strengthens elections in the Hoosier State by making meaningful improvements to the voter roll maintenance process and banning partisan influence in elections operations.

“Americans of every background and political leaning want fair elections, and this commonsense effort to bolster voter trust should be celebrated. Heritage Action and our network of conservative Hoosiers applaud the Indiana General Assembly for passing HB 1264. We look forward to this crucial legislation landing on Gov. Holcomb’s desk and encourage the governor to sign HB 1264 as soon as possible.”

With the 2024 election rapidly approaching, states across the country are rebuilding trust in our elections by improving processes and security, building on grassroots efforts to make it easier to vote and harder to cheat. More than a dozen states are considering legislation this year to improve election security.

HB 1264 directly counters the U.S. Alliance for Election Excellence’s, ‘Zuck Bucks 2.0,’ an attempt to circumvent state bans on private election funding of elections with a scheme to pump millions of dollars into county boards of elections. Prior to passage of HB 1264, Indiana ranked 10th out of 51 on The Heritage Foundation’s Election Integrity Scorecard.