Predictions of historic turnout, an overburdened election system and polling place meltdowns never materialized on November 4. In fact, the 2008 election might have restored sagging voter confidence.
Electionline.org Briefing: Election 2008 in Review offers a first-blush look at what went right – and wrong – in the 2008 vote. It details surges in early voting, registration problems at the polls, vast monitoring and observation efforts at the polls and analyzes turnout from 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Pew is no longer active in this line of work, but for more information, please visit electionline.org.