III. Research and Report Summaries
electionline provides brief summaries of recent research and reports in the field of election administration. The summaries are courtesy of the research staff of The Pew Charitable Trusts Elections Initiatives. Please email links to research to Sean Greene at Pew.
Analysis of November, 2014 General Election, Prince William County, Virginia – Kimball Brace, Dec. 8, 2014: An analysis of the November 2014 vote in Prince William County, Virginia finds that the drop-off rate (or residual vote rate, the over or under vote of a ballot) varied by the type of voting technology used. Absentee ballots that were cast on paper, mailed in, and counted at a central location had a drop-off rate 11 times higher for the US Senate race than the rate for ballots cast in person on the county’s direct record electronic voting machines.