New Study Looks at Election Performance State By State

How long do voters have to wait, can they register on line and how often are registrations rejected?  Those are some of the issues reviewed in a new Election Performance Index.

The first ever study of election performance by the Pew Charitable Trusts find Pennsylvania in the middle of the pack for both 2008 and 2010. Numbers were not available yet for 2012.

David Becker, director of Election Initiatives for the Pew Center on the States, says Pennsylvania needs to work to reduce its registration rejection rate, but it is doing well in its rate of accepting military, overseas and absentee ballots.

Becker says they hope decision makers and the public take a closer look at the index.