Ranking of U.S. states for voter wait time in the U.S. election 2016

This statistic shows the ranking of states in the United State based on their wait times for voters during the 2016 U.S. elections. The ranking is based on the Elections Performance Index, with a higher percentage achieved in the index indicating superior performance. Vermont was the best performing state for voter wait time in 2016, with an index score of 86 percent.

Highest performing states in voter wait time in the 2016 U.S. elections, as per the Elections Performance Index

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Release date

September 2018


United States

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Supplementary notes

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

A higher score in the voter waiting time indicator of the index suggests voters had to wait less time comparable to other states.

Detailed information on the methodology used can be found here.

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