2022 report on ballot measure readability scores
This year, the 140 statewide bills voted on in 38 states are written at an average reading level of 18 to 19 (graduate reading level) in 2021. Appears next to the poll question on the ballot. The average grade level for these summaries was 18 years of education.
You can check your voting status here
We hear from people asking how to track the status of their absentee/mail-in ballots. 44 states and the District of Columbia have statewide online voter tracking systems. California, Florida, and Illinois offer ballot tracking through local officials, but Wyoming, Missouri, and Mississippi do not offer state-level tracking.
We have gathered links to each state’s tracking system at the link below.
Ballotpedia analysis of parliamentary elections finds fewer incumbents and more key challengers than in 2020
According to Ballotpedia’s Annual Congressional Competitiveness Report, this year’s Congressional elections were the most competitive in the past decade. Overall competitiveness increased this year with more vacancies contested and a major challenge for incumbents seeking re-election.
At the same time, the number of head-to-head matches between Democrats and Republicans in this year’s general election has decreased compared to 2020.
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We tracked 231 measures on this year’s ballot measure. Seventeen of these bills were passed and signed into law. Most (187) failed or failed to reach a vote before the legislative session was postponed. Last year he tracked 226 bills, but more bills (36) were enacted.
This year there are 377 rematches between candidates who last met in 2018 or 2020.
This year, we’re tracking 377 rematches between candidates last matched in 2018 or 2020. This is down from his 2020 where he had 402 rematches in 2018 alone. The offices contested in these rematches are:
- 51 US congressional districts.
- 5 state government agencies.
- 287 State Senate seats. When,
- 34 local offices.