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The wait to vote

PEW CENTER ON THE STATES INFOGRAPHIC The wait to vote The long lines at polling places have been a hot topic in election administration since November, and recent data presented at Pew's Voting in America conference sheds new light on this issue. Who didn't wait in line? 36 percent of voters did not wait in line at all in 2012 compared with 42 percent in 2008. 36% 42% 2012 2008 Who waited more than 30 minutes? 13 percent of voters waited more than 30 minutes compared with 14 percent in 2008. 13% 14% 2012 2008 Early voting vs. Election Day wait times Early voting wait times Election Day wait times 2012 2012 20 13 minutes minutes In 2012, like 2008, lines were longer for early voting than they were on Election Day. 2008 2008 20 15 minutes minutes For more information, visit SOURCE:Source: Charles Stewart I, professor of political science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012 Survey of the Performance of American Elections preliminary results. Pew Center on the States, 2012 Infographic by Carla Uriona and Evan Potler

The wait to vote

shared by curiona on Dec 10
This infographic compares the average wait times to vote via early voting versus Election Day voting, using data from 2008 and the most recent election in 2012.


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