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Voter Data Analysis, Phase I, II

EPEC’s Data and Tech lead Jon Lareau has been publishing analysis of the Daily Absentee Logs provided by the Department of Elections and other publicly available election data sources.

Recent posts and analysis of his findings are below from the Digital Poll Watchers Sandbox (separate link). 

VA General Election Early Voting Analysis

RSS VA General Election DAL Stats

  • Records of Early Ballots Cast Do Not Have Corresponding Registration Records in VA 2023 General Election Data December 7, 2023
    Summary: Data files utilized for this analysis: Our 501c3 EPEC purchased and downloaded the full statewide VA RVL on June-30-2023 from ELECT. We additionally purchased the Monthly Update Service (MUS) package from ELECT, where on the 1st of each month we are provided a list of all of the changes that have occurred to the […]
    Jonathan Lareau
  • Fluctuations in election night reporting ballot counts for multiple races in VA 2023 General Election November 8, 2023
    Well, election day came and went and everyone was glued to the internet to find out the results. I took the extra step of logging all of the election night return files posted by the VA department of elections (“ELECT”) at 5 minute increments, as I wanted to plot the results over time as the […]
    Jonathan Lareau
  • 2023 VA General Election DAL File Metrics September 19, 2023
    Below you will find the current summary data and graphics from the VA 2023 General Election Daily Absentee List files. We pull the DAL file everyday and track the count of each specific ballot category in each daily file. Note: Page may take a moment to load the graphics objects. Linear Scale Plot: Place your […]
    Jonathan Lareau
  • VA voter registrations greater than census determined eligible voters September 18, 2023
    One of our volunteers brought to our attention the following press release: https://www.honestelections.org/honest-elections-project-supports-new-pre-litigation-notices-against-arizona-and-virginia/. They claim that “… 43 counties and independent cities in Virginia and four counties in Arizona claim to have more voters than voting-age adult citizens.” Attempt to directly validate the claim After reading through the press release we decided to independently try […]
    Jonathan Lareau
  • Ballot Completion Rate for VA Absentee Voters July 23, 2023
    Below is an analysis of the VA statewide voter completion rate for absentee ballots compiled from the 2022 General Election Daily Absentee List (DAL) file downloaded from the VA Dept of Elections (“ELECT”) on 2022-11-15 17:46:21. The DAL file records the transactions of all absentee ballots during the early voting period in VA elections. It […]
    Jonathan Lareau