Michigan Receives Top National Ranking

Mar 29, 2024

by Liz Gullett

As MLC’s Communications and Social Media Manager, Liz Gullett keeps clients informed and up-to-date on the goings on in Lansing and the Capitol.

Michigan has been ranked second in the nation for election administration by the Election Performance Index (EPI) released by the MIT Election Data and Science Lab. For the 2022 midterm elections, Michigan scored 88% on the EPI, which provides an objective measure of the election performance of every state for federal elections.

Key Points:

    • In the last midterm election measured by the EPI in 2018, Michigan ranked 31st with a score of 74% and in the last federal election in 2022, Michigan ranked 7th with a score of 87%.
    • The 2022 EPI found Michigan scored better than the national average on key metrics like voter registration rate (91%), voter turnout (60%), and average voting wait time (3.7 minutes).
    • The top five states in the 2022 EPI are: New Mexico (88%), Michigan (88%), Colorado (87%), Vermont (87%), and Nebraska (87%).

EPI:

    • It was launched in 2013 and tracks data as far back as 2008.
    • It provides a comprehensive, nonpartisan, data-focused assessment of how election policy and administration operate in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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