The United States Elections Project is an information source for the United States electoral system.  The mission of the project is to provide timely and accurate election statistics, electoral laws, research reports, and other useful information regarding the United States electoral system. By providing this information, the project seeks to inform the people of the United States on how their electoral system works, how it may be improved, and how they can participate in it.

Recent Announcements

  • 2018 VEP Estimates The 2018 voting-eligible population (VEP) turnout rates are available here. In addition to these data, updates to 2014 and 2016 turnout rates have been posted to reflect new data ...
    Posted Sep 5, 2018, 8:36 PM by Michael McDonald
  • America Goes to the Polls I am pleased to announce the release of the biennial "America Goes to the Polls", created with collaboration with the Non-Profit Voter Engagement Network. This report analyzes voter participation ...
    Posted Mar 24, 2017, 11:56 AM by Michael McDonald
  • 2016 Pre-Election Turnout Forecast I expect over 135 million people to vote in the 2016 election. These numbers are my best pre-election guess by comparing to past elections and factoring in early voting ...
    Posted Nov 7, 2016, 1:57 PM by Michael McDonald
  • 2016 November General Election Early Voting Statistics Now Available Early voting statistics for the 2016 November General Election are available here and will be updated throughout the election season
    Posted Sep 21, 2016, 8:30 PM by Michael McDonald
  • 2016 Presidential Nomination Contests Turnout Rates Turnout rates for the 2016 presidential nomination contests are available here, and will be updated throughout the election season.
    Posted Dec 30, 2015, 10:50 AM by Michael McDonald
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