Registering, Casting, and Counting Ballots in the US

Registering, Casting, and Counting Ballots in the US

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A new interactive graphic from the Pew Center on the States helps shed light on how voters in each state, and the nation overall, participate in each step of the elections process. The U.S. Voting Participation interactive graphic allows users to compare their state to neighboring states and over time across three separate measures of the election process: the number of registered voters, the number of ballots cast, and the number of votes counted.

The data include every even year election between 1990 and 2010 for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. For each measure, this tool can display either raw values or the percent of the voting eligible population, which helps shed light on the election process, by illustrating the population differences between states and allowing easy comparison among states and over time, respectively.

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