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Study Report

Study Number: KB-054-001-1-1-United States-PEW-2008

Subject Area: Election Studies

Bibliographic Citation: Pew elections performance index, 2008 and 2010.  [machine-readable data file] / The Pew Charitable Trusts  [principal investigator(s)] / Pew Research Center  [distributor].

Date Accessioned: 5/13/2013

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: This study can be downloaded via an external link at Users need to sign an agreement of use before download the data.

Access Status: Unrestricted access

Documentation: An interactive map and a pdf report are available at

Abstract: For the first time, the Elections Performance Index is compiled by researchers to examine election administration performance across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Each state's performance is based on 17 measurable indicators such as polling location wait times, availability of voting information tools online, the number of rejected voter registrations, the percentage of voters with registration or absentee ballot problems, how many military and overseas ballots were rejected, voter turnout, and the accuracy of voting technology. This study draws upon quantifiable data from the U.S. Census Bureau's Current Population Survey Voting and Registration Supplement, the Election Assistance Commission's Election Administration and Voting Survey, the Election Assistance Commission's Statutory Overview, state election division records, the Survey of the Performance of American Elections, George Mason University's United States Elections Project, and two earlier Pew reports: Being Online is Not Enough and Being Online is Still Not Enough.

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