If we’ve learned anything in the year since the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, it’s that voting is vitally important. Defending the vote, and the nation’s commitment to honor the results of elections, is a bedrock principle of democracy.

It may be a bedrock, but events of the last year make it evident that the power of voting can be surprisingly fragile, too.

This is a national issue with huge repercussions. It’s also as local as the size and shape of state legislative districts, and the protections required for each voter in each state, county and city to be able to exercise their rights securely, safely and with equal say in the result.

One person, one vote: That’s the aim.

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David Greising

David Greising is the president and chief executive of the Better Government Association, joining the BGA in 2018. For nearly a century, the BGA has fought for honest and effective government through investigative...