Military and Overseas Voters in 2012

Military and Overseas Voters in 2012

Return to Election Data Dispatches.

At its recent summit, the Overseas Vote Foundation released its fifth post-election survey of military and overseas voters.

More than 13,500 voters in 160 countries participated in the survey.

Findings about the 2012 election include:

  • The most common obstacle to completing the voter registration process, cited by 30 percent of respondents, was missing the registration deadline.
  • The number of voters who received their ballot electronically increased significantly: 52 percent of respondents in 2012 compared with 22 percent in 2010.
  • By October 15, slightly more than 40 percent of respondents had returned their ballots.
  • Fifteen percent of respondents returned ballots electronically—either by fax, email, or uploading their ballot onto their state’s official election website.
The front facade of the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, DC.

Agenda for America

A collection of resources to help federal, state, and local decision-makers set an achievable agenda for all Americans

Quick View

Data-driven policymaking is not just a tool for finding new solutions for emerging challenges, it makes government more effective and better able to serve the public interest. In the coming months, President Joe Biden and the 117th Congress will tackle a number of environmental, health, public safety, and fiscal and economic issues—nearly all of them complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic. To help solve specific, systemic problems in a nonpartisan fashion, Pew has compiled a series of briefings and recommendations based on our research, technical assistance, and advocacy work across America.


States of Innovation

Data-driven state policy innovations across America

Quick View

Data-driven policymaking is not just a tool for finding new solutions for difficult challenges. When states serve their traditional role as laboratories of innovation, they increase the American people’s confidence that the government they choose—no matter the size—can be effective, responsive, and in the public interest.