Biden signs executive order with intent to make voting easier

Isabella Cicero, Reporter

On March 6, in a virtual forum at the Martin and Coretta King Unity Breakfast, President Joe Biden signed a new executive order to help federal agencies to expand voting access and to make voting easier (NBC). 

The executive order is supposed to inform people on voting and praise them to go to the polls on election day.

 “Every eligible voter should be able to vote and have it counted. If you have the best ideas, you have nothing to hide. Let more people vote,” Biden said. 

The executive order also advises agencies to create plans to give federal workers time off around voting day to vote and to volunteer at the polls (New York Post). 

The order’s purpose is to protect the right to vote and make sure all eligible citizens participate in the election, not matter of your race, health, or if you are in prison. (White House). 

According to The New York Times, the order calls for agencies to provide voting materials for ones with disabilities, those in prison or jail, etc. 

Biden’s plan is to expand citizens’ opportunity to vote. 

The executive order is to protect the rights of all eligible voters, and President Joe Biden’s team said he will also be working with congress to restore the Voting Rights Act. This executive order also means that mail-in voting will be easier for voters (New York Times). 

President Biden said that every eligible voter should be able to vote and have it counted (Wall Street Journal). 

The order will call for a more modern and improved website where voters can seek voting information. There will also be a Native American voting-rights steering group.

Biden’s executive order is to make it possible and easier for any eligible American citizen to vote.