Last updated: 10/20/2020 10:22 AM Eastern Time

Michael McDonald • Professor, University of Florida
Web: United States Elections Project • Twitter: @ElectProject

Detailed state statistics and analyses for reporting states
AK | AL | AZ | CA | CO | CT | DC | FL | GA | HI | IA | IL | IN | KS | KY | LA | MA | MD | ME | MI | MN | MS | MT | NC | ND | NE | NH | NJ | NM | NV | OH | OK | OR | PA | RI | SC | SD | TN | TX | UT | VA | VT | WA | WI | WV | WY

These states are those where I have recent data on mail ballot activity. More states will be added as state reports become available.

Read my analysis for the week ending:

Summary Statistics for Reporting States

Total Voted

Voters have cast a total of 33,757,084 ballots in the reporting states.

Total Voted

Party registration statistics are provided only for states that have party registration

Total Voted by Party Registration

Reporting states with party registration data: CA, CO, CT, FL, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, ME, NC, NE, NJ, NM, NV, OK, OR, PA, SD
Party Count Percent
Democrats 8,352,933 52.9
Republicans 3,971,807 25.2
Minor 84,483 0.5
No Party Affiliation 3,378,983 21.4
TOTAL 15,788,206 100.0
In-Person Votes

In-Person Votes by Party Registration

Reporting states with party registration data: CO, KS, KY, LA, MD, NC, NM, NV, SD
Party Count Percent
Democrats 969,662 43.3
Republicans 793,534 35.4
Minor 9,138 0.4
No Party Affiliation 466,649 20.8
TOTAL 2,238,983 100.0
Returned Mail Ballots

Returned Mail Ballots by Party Registration

Reporting states with party registration data: CA, CO, CT, FL, IA, KS, KY, MD, ME, NC, NE, NJ, NM, NV, OK, OR, PA, SD
Party Returned Ballots Freq. Distribution Requested Ballots Return Rate
Democrats 7,383,271 54.5 23,946,998 30.8
Republicans 3,178,273 23.5 13,354,375 23.8
Minor 75,345 0.6 361,951 20.8
No Party Affiliation 2,912,334 21.5 15,062,541 19.3
TOTAL 13,549,223 100.0 52,725,865 25.7

Turnout as Percent of 2016 Total Turnout

Nationally, voters have cast 24.4% of the total votes counted in the 2016 general election.

Mail Ballots Requested

Voters have requested a total of 83,333,781 ballots in the reporting states.

Mail Ballots Requested by Party Registration

Reporting states with party registration data: CA, CO, DC, FL, IA, MD, ME, NC, NJ, NM, NV, OR, PA, UT

Party Count Percent
Democrats 23,946,998 45.4
Republicans 13,354,375 25.3
Minor 361,951 0.7
No Party Affiliation 15,062,541 28.6
TOTAL 52,725,865 100.0

Registered Democrats have a 10,592,623 ballot request lead over registered Republicans.

Note: Party registration statistics are for states that have party registration. These statistics are not actual votes. By federal law, election officials do not begin counting ballots until Election Day, although they may start the process of preparing ballots for counting in advance.

Mail Ballots Requested by Race and Ethnicity

Reporting states with race or ethnicity data: NC, SC

Race Count Percent
Non-Hispanic White 2,281,578 59.6
Non-Hispanic Black 997,172 26.1
Hispanic 89,477 2.3
Non-Hispanic Asian American 107,076 2.8
Non-Hispanic Native American 9,617 0.3
Other/Multiple/Unknown 341,707 8.9
TOTAL 3,826,627 100.0

Note: Race and ethnicity statistics are for states that ask registered voters to provide their race and ethnicity.

Mail Ballots Requested by Age

Reporting states with age data: CO, OH (partial), PA

Age Count Percent
18 to 24 1,111,113 8.0
25 to 34 1,910,009 13.7
35 to 44 1,810,349 13.0
45 to 54 1,843,280 13.2
55 to 64 2,536,326 18.2
65 and up 4,720,153 33.9
TOTAL 13,931,230 100.0

Mail Ballots Requested by Gender

Reporting states with gender data: CO, NC

Gender Count Percent
Female 1,707,606 55.3
Male 1,249,200 40.4
Unknown 132,493 4.3
TOTAL 3,089,299 100.0