Two bar graphs, one showing the number of by-mail ballots transmitted, returned, and status unknown in presidential elections years (2008, 2012, 2016) and the other bar graph showing the number of by-mail ballots transmitted, returned, and status unknown in midterm election years (2010, 2014, 2018). For 2008, 28,465,784 ballots were transmitted, 23,073,382 ballots were returned, and 1,605,620 ballots were deemed status unknown. For 2012, 33,070,385 ballots were transmitted, 27,624,254 ballots were returned,
Oct 22 , 2020

Many states are expanding and encouraging the use of vote by mail options for the 2020 elections, largely due to voter safety concerns posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. While these concerns have elevated the topic of voting by mail nationally, data shows that voters have utilized the option to vote absentee or by mail in increasing numbers for the last decade.

May 25 , 2016
BIO Doug Chapin
Jun 26 , 2019
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) today released findings from the 2018 Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS), the most comprehensive source of state- and local jurisdiction-level data about election administration in the United States. The EAC also hosted an Election Data Summit in the Russell Senate Office Building from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. ET to correspond with the release of the 2018 EAVS.
Dec 13 , 2017
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) today released the EAVS Data Interactive, a new data visualization tool that allows users to pull data most relevant to them from the 2016 Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS), the most comprehensive nationwide data on election administration in the United States.