Voter Reference Foundation launching absentee ballot tracker in key states
Apr 20, 2022
by Voter Reference Foundation
DOWNERS GROVE, IL -- The Voter Reference Foundation (VRF) -- which is breaking new ground in America providing transparency and accountability to voter rolls by allowing the public to see them -- is adding the ability to track absentee ballots in primary and general elections in 2022.
Starting this week, the public can go to a VRF portal to track on a daily basis sent and returned absentee ballots in North Carolina, Georgia, and Wisconsin. In coming weeks, Michigan and Nevada will be added. The states operate their primaries in various months ranging from May through August.
As it does with the voter rolls, VRF is compiling publicly available information and publishing it in an easy-to-digest format. The portal, which will be updated daily, will be available via the Voter Reference Foundation website.
"Our mission is to make voter information more accessible to the public. It is the public that bears the cost to collect and maintain this data across the country," said VRF Executive Director Gina Swoboda. "We are making elections more transparent, piece-by-piece."
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 voter 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.