Overall, states did better elections performance in 2012 than they did in 2008, according to the Elections Performance Index from the Pew Charitable Trusts. The MacArthur-supported index uses data from 17 key indicators, such as voter turnout and voter registration rejections, to compare the latest elections to earlier years. This latest index shows voters in 2012 experienced shorter wait times to vote, more opportunities to register to vote online, and more accurate voting technology. An online interactive report allows users to learn more about each state’s performance.
Strengthening American Democracy
Conducting a time-limited exploration of ways to strengthen democracy in the U.S., given our perception that the political system has failed to adequately address major issues confronting the nation – from climate change to health care, from our fiscal future to the criminal justice system, from immigration to education.