Showing posts tagged with: "election day 2008"

Minnesota Senate Recount: You be the Judge! .

Minnesota’s close senate race, currently undergoing careful recount, is coming down to a few questionable ballots – view some of the sample challenged ballots on Minnesota Public Radio’s website, and cast a vote on what you think the voter’s intent was! read more

North Carolina’s One-Stop Voting Success .

North Carolina’s voter turnout grew by 13.5% this year, which owes a large debt to the states new one-stop registration/voting program. The reform was responsible for 50%-75% of votes in participating counties. Read more in NVEN’s turnout brief. read more

The Battle-Back of New Orleans .

New Orleans – Despite its massive 50% population decrease in the aftermath Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana’s Orleans Parish managed to increase its relative number of ballots cast by 54% (NVEN’s brief). Congratulations, New Orleans! read more

Urban Ohio Turns Out in 2008 .

Although statewide numbers are still rolling in, an unofficial victory for urban Ohio: Columbus, historically a lower-than-average turnout area, saw a nearly 5% increase in registered voter turnout in this year, up from 53% in 2004 to 58% in 2008! read more

Election Day Turnout Among Latino and Youth .

Increased youth and Latino voter participation on November 4th played an unprecedented large role in deciding the 2008 presidential election. For more on these groups’ influence this year, see updates from the Pew Hispanic Center and CIRCLE. read more

NEW Report on Voter Turnout! . July 14, 2008

America Goes to the Polls 2008, a brand-new comprehensive report from the Nonprofit Voter Engagement Network, compiles state-by-state data on this year’s voter turnout phenomenon, examining participation in the 2008 presidential primaries and caucuses and charting its unprecedented increase since 2004 and 2000. read more