Requesting Data on Voting Times

Have you ever timed how long it takes to vote a ballot? If so, we’d love for you to share your data for one of our projects.

CTCL is working to build a tool that will estimate how long it will take voters to mark a ballot based on its contents. Knowing how long it takes to vote is critical for helping to avoid bottlenecks at the polls, and it’s our goal to develop a simple, reliable tool for election officials to estimate voting times.

To do that, we’re collecting data on how voting times are linked to ballots. 

Here’s the information we’re looking for:

  • The voting times you’ve recorded
  • A copy of the ballot
  • Information about the voting method/equipment
  • A brief explanation of your timing process

To create a statistically significant sample, we hope to collect 50 or more vote times from 500 or more polling places. But even if you have only a small amount of data, we’d like to hear from you. Please get in touch by emailing kurt@techandciviclife.org.