2008 Survey of the Performance of American Elections

Mar 25, 2009

The 2008 Survey on the Performance of American Elections was the first nationwide effort to gauge the quality of the election experience from the perspective of voters. The study consisted of two parts: (1) a survey administered via the Internet to 10,000 registered voters nationwide — 200 in each state — to ask about topics such as whether they encountered problems with their voter registration or experienced long lines to vote and (2) a parallel survey administered via telephone to 200 respondents in 10 states — 2,000 total — to help calibrate the newer Internet method against the more traditional telephone method.

Pew is no longer active in this line of work, but for more information, please visit electionline.org.

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