US Election Assistance Commission: 2008 Election Administration & Voting Survey

The ongoing process of improving America’s election systems relies in part on having accurate data about the way Americans cast their ballots. In 2002, Congress chartered the U.S. Election Assistance Commission to collect information on the state of American elections and make it widely available to policy makers, advocates, scholars, journalists and the general public. Since 2004, the Commission has sponsored an Election Day Survey as its primary tool for fulfilling that mission. We are pleased to present the 2008 Election Day Survey, and we ask for your help in

2008 Survey of the Performance of American Elections

Executive Summary This study is based on the responses to an Internet survey of 200 registered voters in each of the 50 states, for a total of 10,000 observations overall. Individuals were asked about their experience voting—either in-person on Election Day, in-person early, or absentee voting. Non-voters were also surveyed. Below is a summary of key findings from the report.

Questionnaire: Decision to Vote and Reasons for Not Voting

Questions dealing with experiences voting during the November 2008 general election.

2007 Pilot Survey

National Voter Registration Act Studies

In 2002, HAVA transferred the responsibility of bi-annually administering a survey on the impact of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC). EAC is required to submit a report to Congress assessing the impact of NVRA on the administration of elections for Federal office during the preceding 2-year period. This report includes recommendations for improvements in Federal and state procedures, forms and other matters.

EAC 2004 Election Administration & Voting Survey

EAC 2006 Election Administration & Voting Survey

2006 New Mexico Voter Experiences Survey

Results from a 2006 survey of voters' experiences in New Mexico.