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US Vote 2022 Voter Experience Survey Report

U.S. Vote Foundation has a long history of post-election research starting with the 2004 General Election and every general election cycle since then. The 2022 Midterm General Election year was no exception. We opted for a short, 3-5 minute survey to get a finger on the pulse of the voter experience in this election year.

Fascinating! That's the word we give to this year's post-election survey results. Satisfaction DOWN. Motivation UP. You might wonder, how is that?

Our new 2022 Voter Experience Survey Report is now available. Have a look, and get the answers you seek!

Georgia Peach Vote

What's in it for me? Isn't the Senate already decided?

The Georgia Senate Seat currently held by incumbent Raphael Warnock is headed for a runoff on December 6, 2022. When no Senate candidate garnered more than 50% of the vote during the General Election on November 8, 2022, in Georgia, a runoff election was automatically triggered.

Why should you care about an election in Georgia when the balance of power has already been decided in the Senate?

Unless you’ve been asleep for the last two years, you cannot have missed how much one vote in the Senate mattered when considering major legislation.


Election 2022 has been full of surprises, and chief among them is the fact that control of the Senate was not decided until 5 days following the November 8th election. Even then, while the Democrats have secured the lead, it remains to be seen just how much of a majority they will hold for the new congressional term. This question will be settled through a runoff election in Georgia on Tuesday, December 6, 2022.

The November 8th General Election race to represent Georgia in the United State Senate failed to give either candidate a clear majority of the votes, and under state law, the lack of majority means the two candidates with the largest plurality of votes have to face each other again in a runoff election.

Georgia Runoff Factsheet

Georgia will keep us in suspense yet again! In Georgia, a runoff election is held when no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote. There are races that require runoffs following the General Election that are yet to be determined.

The Georgia Runoff Election is Scheduled for December 6, 2022. US Vote has outlined the dates and information that you need to know to make your GA Runoff Voting Plan!

Check out US Vote's Georgia Election Runoff Factsheet today.

2022 Voter Experience Survey

Since our founding days, U.S. Vote Foundation has been committed to asking voters about their election experience. We feed that information back into our development process and use it to constructively inform the election community of what voters are saying about their actual voting experience.

The 2022 Election is vitally important - and US Vote wants to hear directly from you - whether you voted, or not! Please take the survey and let us know how voting went for you.

Ballot Drop Off Options

Here's everything you need to know to submit your absentee ballot in time to be counted.

The 2022 midterm election will be held on Tuesday, November 8th. And if you’re anything like the 65 million Americans who voted by mail in the 2020 general election, then you too may be submitting an absentee ballot this year. In fact, experts predict that over 60 million will vote by mail-in or absentee ballot this year.

Hopefully, you’ve already requested, received, and voted your absentee ballot. But if you haven’t done one or all of those things, we’ll walk you through your options

Vote By Mail Ballot Envelope

Some welcome numbers on vote by mail have been projected for the 2022 midterms. According to David Meyers at the Fulcrum, the “number of people who vote by mail is expected to grow by 40 percent from the last midterm election and could nearly match 2020 totals.”

In the 2020 general election, thanks to nationwide pandemic policies, 66.5 million Americans voted by mail. If we match those numbers in 2022 – which would be a feat, considering turnout is much lower at midterm elections – then we’ll know “voting by mailed-out ballot has gone ‘mainstream’ beyond the few initial states [out west].”

U.S. Capitol Building

Midterm General Elections are all about Congress. While Presidential General Elections are every four years, the Midterm elections fall in between at the 2-year mark. “General” election basically means it is an election that happens in all states and territories at the same time.

Congress is the Legislative Branch of our government, made up of 435 members of the House of Representatives and 100 Senators. A change in the composition of congress can create a dramatic power shift in the function of an administration. Midterm elections give YOU, the voter, the opportunity to decide which party controls both the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Overseas Voter badge

The Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (FWAB) is designed as a fallback "emergency" ballot when all other efforts to get your official ballot have been exhausted.

The Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) is an alternative, downloadable ballot that, depending on your voter status, you can use to vote in federal, state, and local elections, including ballot measures. You can generate the FWAB form on our website. You will print the file and fill in the ballot page with your selected candidates.