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Election Dispatches

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Election Data Dispatches provides data, research and analysis about election administration in the U.S. While we link to external research data and other materials, we neither independently verify them, endorse the reports, nor affirm the authors' opinions.

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  • VIP Continues to Support Elections Through 2018

    The Voting Information Project (VIP) is significantly expanding its support of federal, state, and local elections in 2018. As it did in 2017 during key special and off-year elections, VIP will provide critical information, such as polling place locations and ballot information, to voters who will cast ballots in more than 100 elections, including statewide and federal primary and general races... Read More

  • Supreme Court Case Touts Electronic Registration Information Center

    Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments for Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute, a case dealing with voter registration procedures, during which counsel for both sides recommended that state election officials engage the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) to improve voter registration systems. One described it as a “state-of-the-art interstate... Read More

  • High Number of Voters Use Digital Tools to Find Poll Locations, Ballot Information

    By the time the polls closed on Election Day, hundreds of thousands of U.S. voters had accessed Voting Information Project (VIP) tools to find their polling places. In addition, states, local governments, and civic groups across the country placed the Voting Information Tool on their websites throughout 2017 to support voters looking for key information about primaries, runoffs, and local and... Read More

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