Last updated: 10/27/2020 12:59 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 | AR | AZ | CA | CO | CT | DC | DE | FL | GA | HI | IA | ID | IL | IN | KS | KY | LA | MA | MD | ME | MI | MN | MO | MS | MT | NC | ND | NE | NH | NJ | NM | NV | NY | 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

Total Early Votes: 64,714,357 • Mail Ballots: 43,798,191 • In-Person Votes: 20,916,166

Note: Some states do not differentiate between mail ballots and in-person votes.

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 14,907,377 48.9
Republicans 8,639,853 28.4
Minor 186,837 0.6
No Party Affiliation 6,734,779 22.1
TOTAL 30,468,846 100.0
In-Person Votes

In-Person Votes by Party Registration

Reporting states with party registration data: CO, FL, KS, KY, LA, MD, NC, NM, NV, SD
Party Count Percent
Democrats 2,523,975 37.5
Republicans 2,787,631 41.4
Minor 41,348 0.6
No Party Affiliation 1,378,078 20.5
TOTAL 6,731,032 100.0
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 12,383,402 52.2 23,683,209 52.3
Republicans 5,852,222 24.7 13,509,133 43.3
Minor 145,489 0.6 369,715 39.4
No Party Affiliation 5,356,701 22.6 15,349,981 34.9
TOTAL 23,737,814 100.0 52,912,038 44.9
Outstanding Mail Ballots

Outstanding Mail Ballots (Yet to be Returned) 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 Outstanding Ballots Freq. Distribution Returned Ballots Requested Ballots
Democrats 11,299,807 38.7 12,383,402 23,683,209
Republicans 7,656,911 26.2 5,852,222 13,509,133
Minor 224,226 0.8 145,489 369,715
No Party Affiliation 9,993,280 34.3 5,356,701 15,349,981
TOTAL 29,174,224 100.0 23,737,814 52,912,038

Turnout as Percent of 2016 Total Turnout

Nationally, voters have cast 46.9% of the total votes counted in the 2016 general election.

Mail Ballots Requested

Voters have requested a total of 87,951,279 ballots in the reporting states.

Mail Ballots Requested by Party Registration

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

Party Count Percent
Democrats 23,683,209 44.8
Republicans 13,509,133 25.5
Minor 369,715 0.7
No Party Affiliation 15,349,981 29.0
TOTAL 52,912,038 100.0

Registered Democrats have a 10,174,076 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 2,521,279 59.8
Non-Hispanic Black 1,107,195 26.3
Hispanic 97,786 2.3
Non-Hispanic Asian American 114,442 2.7
Non-Hispanic Native American 10,408 0.2
Other/Multiple/Unknown 361,609 8.6
TOTAL 4,212,719 100.0

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 1,204,130 8.2
25 to 34 2,030,383 13.8
35 to 44 1,924,262 13.1
45 to 54 1,976,154 13.4
55 to 64 2,692,855 18.3
65 and up 4,884,044 33.2
TOTAL 14,711,828 100.0

Mail Ballots Requested by Gender

Reporting states with gender data: CO, NC

Gender Count Percent
Female 1,759,720 55.2
Male 1,287,423 40.4
Unknown 142,579 4.5
TOTAL 3,189,722 100.0