Frequently Asked Questions

As we accumulate questions that we are getting frequently, we’ll try to update this particular page (last updated November 4, 2006).

  1. Do voters lack confidence in the electoral process and voting technologies: what do social scientists know? See our recent survey report on vogter confidence; July 2006 VTP working paper, “Are Americans Confident Their Ballots Are Counted?”
  2. How many states require “voter verified paper audit trails?” According to, “22 states require voting machines to produce a VVPAT”
  3. Absentee voters and partisan bias: Election Updates post Partisan advantages and absentee balloting?” (November 2, 2006).
  4. How many states and counties are using new voting equipment — or are using e-voting equipment?

  5. How can I find out if I’m registered to vote?