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New Online Tool Provides 2016 Election Data for Hawai‘i

December 16, 2017, 10:00 AM HST
* Updated December 15, 11:31 AM
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The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) recently released the EAVS Data Interactive, a new data visualization tool that allows users to pull data most relevant to them from the 2016 Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS).

Described as “the most comprehensive nationwide data on election administration in the U.S.,” EAVS allows users to examine specific data at both the state and local level, as well as compare individual jurisdictions side-by-side.

In tandem with the EAVS Data Interactive, the EAC has also released an election data fact sheets for all 50 states. A fact sheet for Hawai‘i is now available.

“The mission of the EAVS has always been to provide data that can be used to improve the way America votes,” said EAC Director of Research Sean Greene. “The EAVS Data Interactive’s features mirror feedback we received from election community about how the survey could be made more meaningful and actionable. By allowing stakeholders to pull the information most relevant to them and comparing these results with other jurisdictions, this new tool gives officials and others the tools they need to make informed decisions about election administration and policy.”

Since 2004, EAC has captured and analyzed data from thousands of jurisdictions across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Results from these surveys have been presented in the biennial EAVS report, providing a detailed look inside the election process and information that can be used to improve future elections and voter experiences.

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During the last 12 years, the surveys have demonstrated the impact of policy changes over time and shifting election trends. For example, the findings suggest more Americans vote before Election Day and a larger number of jurisdictions are using technologies like e-poll books.   

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For more information about the EAVS Data Interactive or to speak with Sean Greene, contact Brenda Bowser Soder at [email protected] or call (202) 897-9285.

 

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