Voter transparency website adds Minnesota
Feb 8, 2022

by Voter Reference Foundation

DOWNERS GROVE, IL — VoteRef.com, a website dedicated to voter and election data compiled by the Voter Reference Foundation (VRF), added Minnesota to the public, searchable site.
 
As the 16th state added to the database, Minnesota will join Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, and Wisconsin. The database now covers 34 percent of the country’s population.
 
Full transparency into election records and results is needed to restore faith in our elections process. The work being done by VRF continues to highlight the need to ensure accurate voter rolls are being maintained, and to provide the public access to these rolls so that they may search the data and report errors to election officials.
 
The process of reviewing certified election data in each state begins with a comparison of the records of ballots cast as reported by local election officials with the voter history compiled by the state for the 2020 election.
 
Discrepancies in this comparison have been found to be as low as 42 in North Carolina and as high as tens of thousands in other states — with more data coming in each week. VRF will continue to add to the database as they receive reports, with the goal of completing all 50 states in 2022.
 
In Minnesota, the discrepancy is 48,328.
 
State | Discrepancy
Minnesota | 48,328
Alaska | 3,326
Colorado | 439
Connecticut | 37,256
Florida | 158,319
Georgia | 3,787
Idaho | 11,147
Michigan | 74,135
Montana | 1,896
Nevada | 8,952
New Jersey | (37,944)
New Mexico | 3,844
North Carolina | (42)
Ohio | 22,425
Virginia | 63,984
Wisconsin | (3,033)
 
“Minnesota represents a significant addition to our website and we’re excited that our efforts are well on track to complete this nationwide database in 2022,” Gina Swoboda, Executive Director of VRF said. “By providing the public with access to the nation’s voter rolls, and illuminating discrepancies in the data, VRF is making the public aware that state election authorities have work to do to ensure the voter rolls are accurate and up-to-date.”
 
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VoteRef.com is a permanent reference source operated by VRF. Those who access the website can search by name or address for registered voters. They also will be able to examine voting histories -- a list of elections that voters participated in, as well as other important election data obtained via official sources.
 
The VRF was created by Restoration Action, an educational 501c4 organization founded by West Point graduate and successful entrepreneur Doug Truax. A former U.S. Senate candidate in Illinois, Truax is deeply interested in election integrity, as expressed in this 2021 op-ed in American Greatness and 2022 follow-up op-ed in Real Clear Politics.