Maryland scores high in election performance according to new data released by the Pew Charitable Trusts (Pew). Using data from the Federal Election Assistance Commission, the Census Bureau, local election boards, and other sources, Pew created an Election Performance Index to measure indicators such voter turnout and registrations.
As reported by WYPR-FM:
Maryland was ahead of the national average in areas like voter turnout rate. It also had a low number of voter registrations that were rejected. Another factor that contributed to its high score was that the state provided 100% of the information requested by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission’s Election Administration, which served as one data source for Pew’s analysis.
The interactive website with data and findings can be found here.