The Voting System Scorecard serves as a national benchmark that measures state laws and policies in three key areas: (1) voter registration, (2) casting a ballot and (3) young voter preparation. The 21-point scale evaluates each state’s implementation of policies that increase access to the political process.

Rock the Vote's analysis of the 50 states’ voting systems reveals that young Americans are being left out of the democratic process because of outdated voter registration practices, barriers encountered when trying to cast a ballot, and our country’s failure to adequately prepare them for active citizenship.

With an average national score of just 41% (8.6 out of 21 total possible points), states are not meeting the needs of the rising electorate. Find out more and send the report to your elected officials.

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FULL REPORT: Download the full Voting System Scorecard report
(multi-page pdf)
Download the scorecard
STATE RANKINGS: Download the one-page Voting System Scorecard state-by-state rankings
(single-page pdf)
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OVERVIEW: Download the Voting System Scorecard Powerpoint deck
(multi-page pdf)
PRESS RELEASE: View the Voting System Scorecard press release.


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