Voter transparency site adds South Dakota and Oregon
Feb 18, 2022

by Voter Reference Foundation

DOWNERS GROVE, IL —, a public website dedicated to voter and election data compiled by the Voter Reference Foundation (VRF), added South Dakota and Oregon to the searchable site.
As the 17th and 18th states added to the database, South Dakota and Oregon will join Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio,  Virginia, and Wisconsin. The database now includes over 36 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 South Dakota, the discrepancy is 4,735. In Oregon, the discrepancy is 31,619.
State | Discrepancy
South Dakota | 4,735
Oregon | 31,619
Alaska | 3,326
Colorado | 439
Connecticut | 37,256
Florida | 158,319
Georgia | 3,787
Idaho | 11,147
Michigan | 74,135
Minnesota | 48,328
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)
“Our quest to build a nationwide database continues, and as it grows – with nearly 40 percent of the country’s population now included, its usefulness increases exponentially,” Gina Swoboda, Executive Director of VRF said. “South Dakota and Oregon are vastly different states, but they fit together as puzzle pieces in this innovative effort.”

 ---- 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