OCTOBER 7, 2022 — DOWNERS GROVE, IL – The Voter Reference Foundation absentee ballot tracker tool now includes data from 9 states as the midterm elections near.
The absentee ballot tracker allows the public to see data including ballots requested and returned, searchable by state, county, and precinct levels (where available). This tool is especially important in the final weeks leading up to the November election.
The nine states currently posted to this platform include Alaska, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Data from Nevada, Washington, Wisconsin, and many more states will be added in coming weeks as more states begin early voting.
Absentee ballot data from 13 key states was obtained and showcased for the primary election.
VRF has also been building a first-of-its-kind nationwide searchable platform for voter roll data. With both the voter roll platform and absentee ballot tool, VRF is compiling publicly available information and publishing it in an easy-to-digest format. The absentee ballot portal, which will be updated daily, will be available via the Voter Reference Foundation website.
“With the midterms just a month away, our hope is that the American public utilizes this transparency tool to find out what is going on in their states,” said VRF Executive Director Gina Swoboda. “Transparency is the best safeguard to promote fair and free elections.”
About Voter Reference Foundation and VoteRef.com:
Voter Reference Foundation was created by Restoration Action, an educational 501c4 organization founded by West Point graduate and successful entrepreneur Doug Truax. A former U.S. Senate candidate in Illinois, Truax is deeply interested in election integrity, as expressed in this 2021 op-ed in American Greatness and 2022 follow-up op-ed in Real Clear Politics. VoteRef.com is a permanent reference source where the voter rolls and other tools will be stored and updated for review with each election. Those who access the website can search by name or address for registered voters. They also will be able to examine voter histories — a list of elections that voters participated in, as well as other important election data obtained via official sources.