According to New Study, North Dakota Ranks First in Election Administration
A new study done by The Pew Charitable Trusts says North Dakota is the top state in the country when it comes to election administration.
The Pew's Election Performance Index considers 17 indicators in their study, including voter turnout, wait time at polling locations, and data completeness. The study is based on voting data from 2014, although North Dakota had previously ranked first in the 2012, 2010, 2008 elections.
Based on the 17 indicators in the study, North Dakota had an Election Performance Index (EPI) score of 84%, which edged out neighboring Minnesota at 83%. Virginia, Wisconsin, and Connecticut followed to round out the top five. The bottom five in the country were Hawaii, Idaho, Oklahoma, California, and Alabama coming in last.