DOWNERS GROVE, IL — The Voter Reference Foundation (VRF) — which is breaking new ground in America providing transparency and accountability to voter rolls by allowing the public to see them — is adding the ability to track absentee ballots in primary and general elections in 2022.
Starting this week, the public can go to a VRF portal to track on a daily basis sent and returned absentee ballots in North Carolina, Georgia, and Wisconsin. In coming weeks, Michigan and Nevada will be added. The states hold their primaries in various months ranging from May through August, with absentee ballots mailed out beginning in April.
As it does with the voter rolls, VRF is compiling publicly available information and publishing it in an easy-to-digest format. The portal, which will be updated daily, will be available via the Voter Reference Foundation website.
“Our mission is to make voter information more accessible to the public. It is the public that bears the cost to collect and maintain this data across the country,” said VRF Executive Director Gina Swoboda. “We are making elections more transparent, piece-by-piece.”