Key findings from the Center's investigation into voting infrastructure

Key findings:

  • Few states have plans or funding to replace their aging voting machines; a federal panel called this situation “an impending crisis.”
  • Older machines are failing more frequently, “flipping” votes to the wrong candidate and breaking down on Election Day, but there’s no national tracking of the problem.
  • Since 2012, more than a dozen states have implemented laws toughening voting requirements that activists claim will disenfranchise future voters.
  • Partisan battles and inadequate funding threaten to erode Ohio’s progress since a disastrous 2004 Election Day.
  • Nationwide, voter registration problems and long lines at the polls have prevented millions of eligible voters from casting ballots in recent presidential elections.