We're excited to introduce the Pew Election Initiatives' e-newsletter, a monthly bulletin containing the best in data, research, analysis, and news on Pew's work in the field of election administration. Our e-newsletters will help you stay up to date with our latest Election Data Dispatches, reports, and projects.
Enjoy our inaugural edition!
Director, Election Initiatives
Voter Registration in Four States
For decades, election officials have faced the challenge of processing a wave of voter registration forms immediately prior to a presidential election. Data from four states - Colorado, Florida, Maryland, and Virginia - clearly show that these election offices must deal with a huge spike in voter registration applications every four years.
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Election Data Dispatch
Each Tuesday and Thursday, Pew issues an Election Data Dispatch, a brief write-up highlighting compelling data and research within the world of election administration. Take a look at this month's top Dispatches below or visit our larger archive online.
The Cost of Voting Technology
Cost information on election administration is challenging to find. However, over the past decade election officials, academics, and advocates have made efforts to quantify the costs of one significant part of elections - voting technology.
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Provisional Ballots in Ohio, Part 2
A previous data dispatch examined the number of provisional ballots cast and counted in Ohio in 2009 and 2011. Data recently released from the state's March 2012 primary sheds more light on the process in the Buckeye State.
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In the news...
Fixing voter registration rolls in America
Voter registration in the U.S. has failed to keep up with our increasingly mobile population. Government Technology reports on the importance on how technology can improve the accuracy of voter rolls and also save election offices' money.
51 million -
Number of Americans who are eligible to vote but unregistered.
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