Accurate data about one election cycle can average between $15,000 and $20,000 in costs.
Electoral Process Education Corporation (EPEC), a Virginia-based, 501 c (3) nonprofit educating the public about voting systems, seeks to shine a light on voting data to drive trust and participation.
The Commonwealth of Virginia's Dept. of Elections charges thousands of dollars for qualified groups such as EPEC to acquire voting and election management data.
We use software and processes that EPEC’s leadership developed to monitor how voting lists and ballot systems are managed before, during, and after elections. This unique intellectual property is but one facet of our volunteer work.
Some Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests about election systems include special charges.We have set a goal of $15,000 to help us raise the funds to complete our 2023 election data purchases and prepare for 2024 elections.
Your tax-deductible donation (Tax ID #: 88-3314719) to EPEC will help defray our costs of acquiring and maintaining historical election data and building education programs.
A summary of our findings and charitable work so far:
- Thousands of Virginia voters appear to be assigned multiple voter IDs, following a months-long EPEC analysis. See more about our findings in this data visualization backgrounder.
- Many of the Voter ID “matches” that EPEC has researched appear to have voted more than once. Follow up recommendations are in the works after EPEC briefed the Commissioner of the Dept. of Elections.
- EPEC’s analysis of 2022 absentee voting data shows that military absentee ballots are more than twice as likely to fail the tabulation process than the general voting population.
- After comparing Virginia’s voting lists with the National Change of Address database, EPEC found more than 5,000 addresses in the official registered voter list (RVL) voters which cast ballots in the 2022 general election without a recognized valid address. See our presentation to the Commissioner of Elections here.
Mystery Voter IDs in Virginia's General Election
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We are also grateful for your prayers to help us shine a light on good works in our nonpartisan, charitable mission of election transparency and participation.The EPEC Board of Directors and Volunteer Coalitions Thank You!