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

  • 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
  • Links to American Community Congressional and State Legislative District Data Tables See here for a spreadsheet of links to the American Community Survey data tables for congressional and state legislative districts. A full list of available tables from the Census Bureau ...
    Posted Oct 27, 2015, 7:34 PM by Michael McDonald
  • The Big Cost of Using Big Data in Elections This Washington Post op-ed describes the cost and access limitations states impose on voter files. The data we collected can be found here.
    Posted Oct 26, 2015, 6:49 AM by Michael McDonald
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