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EAC Update 4.5.12

from: Jessica Myers on Apr 05, 2012

EAC Division of Research, Policy and Programs

What data does the EAVS survey collect and where can I get the data that isn’t collected by the EAC?

EAC has issued the Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS) since 2004. The survey requests data on a variety of election administration topics, including those related to the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) and the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA).

The types of data collected through the EAVS:

  • Voter registration information, including: Number of registered voters; number of active and inactive voters; sources of the voter registration applications; number of new registered voters; and number of voters removed from the rolls
  • UOCAVA information about the number of ballots transmitted, returned, counted, and rejected by type of voter (military/overseas civilian) and type of ballot (regular UOCAVA ballot/FWAB)
  • Poll workers
  • Provisional balloting
  • Turnout
  • Domestic absentee and early voting
  • Number precincts and polling places
  • Type of voting equipment used

The types of data NOT collected in the EAVS (and where to find it)

  • Each State’s Election Office can provide you with voter registration by congressional district and voter turnout by Congressional District.
  • Alternatively, you can get voter turnout by congressional district data by contacting the U.S. Clerk of the House of Representatives.
  • The U.S. Census Bureau offers information about turnout by race, sex, or age for the Elections held in November 2010, 2008, 2006, etc.
  • The American National Election Survey has self-reported data  regarding turnout by race, sex, age, and party going back to the 1940s/early 1950s.

If you have additional questions, please contact Jessica Myers at jmyers@eac.gov or via Twitter (@EACgov).

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