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Montana’s Bold Step to Preserve Voter Rights

Montana’s Bold Step to Preserve Voter Rights

Montana has taken a bold and necessary step forward in an attempt to help ensure the accuracy of voter rolls nationwide. A number of laws passed by the Montana legislature in the 2023 legislative session aimed at strengthening the voter registration an election...
Voter Data 101: Historical Snapshots

Voter Data 101: Historical Snapshots

Any election official will tell you that their voter registration databases are living, meaning that the data is constantly being updated and changing constantly. This creates a challenge for analysts and researchers as any data you are reviewing has likely changed by...
Voter Data 101: Historical Snapshots

Voter Data 101: Removed Records

One of the common issues we find when requesting and analyzing voter rolls is the availability of the removed records. These are categorized and named differently across the states, they can be referred to as cancelled, deleted, purged, removed, or off to name a few,...
HAVV interface, what it is and how it works

HAVV interface, what it is and how it works

The Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) requires that state verify that an individual registering to vote (Registrant) in a federal election exists as an individual within the Social Security Administration data. This act required states to create a computerized...
Voter Data 101: Historical Snapshots

Voter Data 101: Vote History

While the bulk of the fields in a voter data file establish the ‘who’ of the electorate, vote history helps answer the remainder of any questions researchers and analysts might have. This piece of the information puzzle reveals not only whether a registered voter has...
Nevada, don’t gamble on election infrastructure.

Nevada, don’t gamble on election infrastructure.

Nevada’s new Voter Registration and Election Management System (VREMS) that has been in development since early 2023 has had some trouble during testing for a mock election last week. The issues experienced by the counties caused the Nevada Secretary of State to push...
Voter Data 101: Historical Snapshots

Voter Data 101: Districts

In all the data you expect to find in a voter file, location information is inarguably one of the most important. In the election sphere this information is usually referred to as jurisdiction or district data. This group of information includes voting districts like...
Voter Data 101: Historical Snapshots

Voter Data 101: Modified Date

When we think about voter data, we must understand that accurate information is key to do meaningful analysis and research, that accuracy is often dependent upon the timeliness of updates made to the data. Without a mechanism to indicate when information was last...
Voter Data 101: Historical Snapshots

Voter Data 101: Registration Date

Embedded within most voter registration files is a seemingly modest yet profoundly significant field: the voter registration date. While often overlooked, this date holds substantial importance in understanding voter behavior, trends, and electoral dynamics. As the...
Voter Data 101: Historical Snapshots

Voter Data 101: Political Party Affiliation

As anyone reading this knows, political parties play a significant role in shaping public discourse, policy formulation, and electoral outcomes. They serve as vehicles for representing ideologies, aggregating interests, and mobilizing citizens around common goals....
Voter Data 101: Historical Snapshots

Voter Data 101: Registration Status & NVRA

A very important element of voter data is information about the status of the voter. Voter status generally falls into two categories: Active and Inactive. At a high level, Active voters are ones whose record is in good standing with no known issues and can freely...
Voter Data 101: Historical Snapshots

Voter Data 101: Residence and Mailing Address

  In voter registration datasets, addresses serve as more than just a logistical necessity; they are pivotal pieces of information that hold immense value for ensuring accurate voter rolls and facilitating various analyses. Beyond simply providing a physical...
Voter Data 101: Historical Snapshots

Voter Data 101: Date of Birth

Continuing our data series, we want to look at the “Date of Birth” (DOB). The DOB stands out as a crucial piece of data that adds a dynamic dimension to individual records. Let’s explore the significance of the Date of Birth field and how it relates to the...
Voter Data 101: Names

Voter Data 101: Names

Welcome to the Voter Reference Foundation Voter Data 101 miniseries. Over the course of the next few weeks, we will be reviewing the many different data elements that make a voter data file. We will review each key element, what it is, and why it is important for...
NEW! Iowa data update and Discrepancy Analysis.

NEW! Iowa data update and Discrepancy Analysis.

The voter data available on voteref now shows all the information about Iowa voters who cast a ballot in the 2022 election. You are able to check where the voter was registered for the election as well as the method of voting they used. The voteref Iowa data is very...
National Poll Worker Recruitment Day!

National Poll Worker Recruitment Day!

Today is national Poll Worker Recruitment Day! Serving as a Poll Worker is a great way for citizens to directly engage in the elections process. Sign up to be a poll worker today and you can do your part to ensure that elections are free, fair, and...
Early voting in Ohio sprints ahead of 2022

Early voting in Ohio sprints ahead of 2022

Early voting in Ohio sprints ahead of 2022 Early voting in Ohio began on July 11, 2023, and has already surpassed the total numbers from the 2022 August Primary election last year. Statistics provided by the Ohio Secretary of state shows 155,183 ballots have been...
THE GOP’S BLUEPRINT FOR FAIR AND SECURE ELECTIONS

THE GOP’S BLUEPRINT FOR FAIR AND SECURE ELECTIONS

The GOP’s Blueprint for Fair and Secure Elections | Restoration of America THE GOP’S BLUEPRINT FOR FAIR AND SECURE ELECTIONS BY HAYDEN LUDWIG | JUL 11, 2023 | ELECTION INTEGRITY The ACE Act aims to fight the Left’s disintegration of our elections, while improving...
DATA ACT INCREASES OHIO TRANSPARENCY SCORE

DATA ACT INCREASES OHIO TRANSPARENCY SCORE

DATA ACT INCREASES OHIO TRANSPARENCY SCORE   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 10, 2023   DOWNERS GROVE, IL – The Voter Reference Foundation (VRF) announced that Ohio’s election transparency score has increased as it celebrates the passage of the Data Act.   Ohio’s...
Do ERIC States Have Clean Voter Rolls?

Do ERIC States Have Clean Voter Rolls?

ERIC says it helps maintain voter rolls. The data shows otherwise. Hayden Ludwig The “progressive” media take it as an article of faith that the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) is the essential ingredient for immaculate voter rolls. Without ERIC...
Voter Reference Foundation added 54 new voter registration data files to its public, searchable database at VoteRef.com

VRF Unveils Election Transparency Scorecards

VRF UNVEILS ELECTION TRANSPARENCY SCORECARDS   Release: March 30, 2023   DOWNERS GROVE, IL – The Voter Reference Foundation (VRF) is releasing new, proprietary ratings of each state’s public election data transparency.   The goal is to give voters a quick...
The Transparency Troubles at ERIC Continue…

The Transparency Troubles at ERIC Continue…

  ERIC, the Electronic Registration Information Center, is a 501(c)3 organization comprised of 26 member states and the District of Columbia. In concept, ERIC is a convenient way for states to compare their data to ensure voter registration maintenance is done in...
VRF adds six states to absentee ballot tracker

VRF adds six states to absentee ballot tracker

Sept. 30, 2022, Downers Grove, IL — Voter Reference Foundation — which is breaking new ground in America by providing transparency and accountability in our elections — is expanding its successful absentee voter tracking tool. The VRF absentee ballot...
The Transparency Troubles with ERIC

The Transparency Troubles with ERIC

ERIC, the Electronic Registration Information Center, is a 501(c)3 organization comprised of 31 member states and the District of Columbia. In concept, ERIC is a convenient way for states to compare their data to ensure voter registration maintenance is done in an...
NC Early Ballot requests favor GOP by large margin

NC Early Ballot requests favor GOP by large margin

To date in the North Carolina primary, Republican ballot requests by Independents are surging to levels that far outpace those seen in 2020 and 2018. This represents a HUGE shift in the party ballots as a % of total ballots between 2020 and 2022, with 63.25% of...
Cuccinelli & Swoboda Praise Ohio General Assembly, Secretary of State LaRose for Advancing Historic DATA Act

VoteRef website adds District of Columbia

Voter Reference Foundation today added 2020 voter registration and election data from District of Columbia into the searchable database at VoteRef.com.The District of Columbia will join Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota,...
VoteRef website adds Oklahoma

VoteRef website adds Oklahoma

Voter Reference Foundation today added 2020 election data from Oklahoma into the searchable database at VoteRef.com.As the 20th state to be added to VoteRef.com, Oklahoma will join Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota,...
VoteRef.com adds Missouri, Rhode Island and Washington to Voter Registration Database

The imposters at ProPublica

The following is a response by Voter Reference Foundation to the ProPublica story today on us. The leftwing activists at ProPublica epically indicted themselves with their cartoonishly headlined smear piece on us. Four months ago, two things began simultaneously:...