Heritage Action: Indiana’s Election Integrity Bill ‘Inspires Trust in Our Process’

Press Releases · Jan 29, 2024

WASHINGTON—Heritage Action, a conservative grassroots organization with two million grassroots activists, including thousands of Hoosiers, commends the Indiana House of Representatives for passing HB 1264, legislation that would strengthen the security of Indiana’s election process and improve voter trust in election outcomes.

Catherine Gunsalus, director of state advocacy at Heritage Action and former assistant secretary of state in Kansas, released the following statement today applauding the Indiana House and encouraging the Indiana Senate to follow suit:

“Free and fair elections—and faith in those elections—are the bedrock of our republic. While progressives undermine that faith by openly advocating for things like allowing noncitizens to vote and banning popular voter ID laws, states like Indiana are fighting back.

“HB 1264 is common-sense legislation that prevents election fraud by banning private funding and partisan politics in election administration, cleaning up voter rolls, and ensuring only citizens can vote. It’s an important step toward a fair and secure election system that protects American voter access and inspires trust in our process.

“Heritage Action applauds the Indiana House for passing HB 1264 and urges lawmakers in the Senate to keep the momentum going and pass this important legislation as soon as possible. We look forward to continuing our work alongside grassroots Hoosiers to defend Indiana’s election integrity.”

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 this legislation, Indiana ranked 10th out of 51 on The Heritage Foundation’s Election Integrity Scorecard.

The Indiana House’s passage of HB 1264 follows a pattern of states across the country fighting back and working to improve Americans’ trust in our elections by making it easier to vote and harder to cheat.