Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS) Comprehensive Report

2020 Election Administration and Voting Survey Report (Full PDF Version)

On August 16, 2021, the EAC published the biennial Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS) Comprehensive Report, an analysis of state-by-state data that covers various topics related to the administration of federal elections. Topics covered through EAVS data collection relate to voter registration and list maintenance, voting practices for overseas citizens and members of the armed forces serving away from home and other important issues related to voting and election administration. It is a survey of all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Prior to 2014, this data was reported in 3 different reports – the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) report, the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) report, and the Election Day Survey. In addition, for the 2018 administration of the EAVS, the EAC transitioned from the Statutory Overview, which asks states a series of open-ended questions about their election laws, definitions, and procedures, and now, administers the Policy Survey, a series of closed-ended questions that cover the same topics - allowing for cleaner data and that is more usable than the previous question type.

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Data Interactive

The Election Administration and Voting Survey interactive allows users to examine and compare data at both the state and local levels, as well as look at any combination of jurisdictions side by side. Our related guide provides details on how to use the tool.

  • 2020 EAVS Data Interactive (use arrow button in the bottom right hand of the graphic below to expand)

    • ​​​​​​​The data visualization tool below was built using Microsoft’s Power BI and is publicly accessible to any user. The visualization tool has several “pages” covering different topics, with at least one page dedicated to every section in EAVS. Users can navigate from one page to another depending on the topic they are interested in. While in the selected page, users can navigate and choose to see the data from any state, territory, or county in the United States by making the corresponding selection in an interactive map or a dropdown menu. The users can also select the year they want to see the results for through a selection panel at the top of the page. Finally, all pages contain a text box with the corresponding description of the variables involved in that page. These descriptions are pulled directly from the EAVS and only slightly edited when appropriate to ensure clarity for the visualization tool user.

 

State by State Data Highlights

2020

Alabama | Alaska | American SamoaArkansas | Arizona | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware |  District of Columbia |  Florida | Georgia | Guam | Hawaii | Idaho Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine Maryland Massachusetts | Michigan Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Northern Mariana IslandsOhio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Puerto Rico | Rhode Island | South Carolina | South Dakota | Tennessee Texas | U.S. Virgin Islands | Utah  Vermont Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming

2018

| Alabama | Alaska | Arkansas | Arizona  | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware |  District of Columbia |  Florida | Georgia | Guam | Hawaii | Idaho Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine Maryland Massachusetts | Michigan Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New Mexico | New YorkNorth Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Puerto Rico | Rhode Island | South Carolina | South Dakota | Tennessee Texas | U.S. Virgin Islands | Utah  Vermont Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming

2016

Alabama | Alaska | Arkansas | Arizona  | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware |  District of Columbia |  Florida | Georgia | Guam | Hawaii | Idaho Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine Maryland Massachusetts | Michigan Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri Montana Nebraska |  Nevada | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Puerto Rico Rhode Island | South Carolina | South Dakota | Tennessee Texas | U.S. Virgin Islands | Utah  Vermont Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming