Millions are turning to official state election websites to find the information they need to cast a ballot.
Being Online Is Still Not Enough provides state-by-state reviews and analysis based on detailed criteria of election websites for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. It also includes recommendations for improving each site to better inform voters, and provides a list of best practices adopted by many states to maximize their election office’s online presence. This report follows Pew’s initial 2008 study, Being Online Is Not Enough .
Assessments were based on three categories: content, lookup tools, and usability. Roll your cursor over the map below to see each state’s overall score, and scores broken down by category.
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- December 6, 2011
- Stephanie Bosh | 202.540.6741
- Election Initiatives
- Pew Center on the States
- Technology, Online Registration, Military and Overseas Voting, Provisional Ballots, Early Voting, Voting Machines, Ballot Design
- Being Online Is Not Enough