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Three candidates merging onto a singular path forward

One administrative change that could significantly affect election turnout at all levels, and that already has bipartisan support, is election consolidation.

Evidence is mounting that not only does election consolidation improve turnout in local elections – either by 8 to 18 percentage points, depending on the election, midterm or presidential, or even up to 50 percentage points – but it also boosts national turnout in state and federal elections.

Supreme Court

“The most important election that nobody’s ever heard of,”[1] is how this year’s election for Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice is being described. The race will deliver a judge who will preside over cases as consequential as abortion rights and redistricting.

Considered by some as the number one controversial issue of the moment, abortion rights would be enough to drive attention to this election. The additional issue of redistricting in this crucial swing state means the next Supreme Court Justice of Wisconsin may find themselves under a very bright spotlight. And more than once.

Voting Law Changes

There are a number of hot button election bills under consideration in 2023 state legislative sessions which address the questions:

- Who gets to vote?
- How stringent should voting policies be?

The ways state legislatures address these questions will shape the voting population as well as election outcomes.

U.S. Vote Foundation monitors election law changes on a state-by-state basis. Check out our State Voter Information to see if there have been any changes in your state’s laws for eligibility, identification, and ways to vote.

In our federal system, state governments largely have the authority to make rules....

US Vote 2022 Post Election Survey Results Announced

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!

The Famous Georgia Peach says 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.

Georgia State with US Flag Pattern

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 Peach Vote by US Vote

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