Ranking of U.S. states on election administration quality in the U.S. 2014 elections

This statistic shows the ranking of states in the United State based on their election administration regulation and performance for the 2014 U.S. elections. The ranking is based on the PEW Charitable Trusts' Election Performance Index with a higher percentage achieved in the index indicating superior performance. North Dakota was the top performing state, achieving a score of 84 percent for the 2014 U.S. elections.

Highest performing states in election administration quality in the 2014 elections as per the Election Performance Index

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Release date

August 2016


United States

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Supplementary notes

The Election Performance Index is a measure for assessing the quality of election administration in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The indicators included in the index are: data completeness, disability- or illness-related voting problems, mail ballots rejected, mail ballots unreturned, military and overseas ballots rejected, military and overseas ballots unreturned, online registration available, postelection audit required, provisional ballots cast, provisional ballots rejected, registration or absentee ballot problems, registrations rejected, residual vote rate, turnout, voter registration rate, voting information lookup tools, and voting wait time.
Detailed information on the methodology used in each indicator can be found here.

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