North Dakota ranks #1 in election performance measure

The Elections Performance Index (EPI) is the first-ever comprehensive assessment of election administration in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Using data from 17 key indicators, the EPI makes it possible to compare election administration policy and performance across the states and from one election cycle to the next.

The Index presented here is based on the 2008 and 2010 elections and will be updated once 2012 data become available.

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • Game

    Great news, we should respond to it by passing a bunch of laws to make it harder to vote.

    • Rob

      We should pass laws making it harder for some people to vote. I don’t think our elections should swing on a bunch of votes from kids who have nothing more invested in North Dakota than 30 days living in a dorm room in Fargo or Grand Forks.