Last updated: 09/01/2020 11:05 AM Eastern Time
There are a total of 12,623,324 ballot requests in the Reporting states of CO, FL, IL, NC, OH (partial), PA, and SC.
Scroll down for more state statistics and links to these state data, where publicly available.
Reporting states with party registration data: CO, FL, NC, PA
|No Party Affiliation||2,684,321||25.1|
Registered Democrats have a 1,720,340 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.
Reporting states with race or ethnicity data: NC, SC
|Non-Hispanic Asian American||14,971||2.0|
|Non-Hispanic Native American||2,093||0.3|
Note: Race and ethnicity statistics are for states that ask registered voters to provide their race and ethnicity.
Reporting states with age data: CO, OH (partial), PA
|18 to 24||509,707||8.0|
|25 to 34||1,045,561||16.4|
|35 to 44||968,872||15.2|
|45 to 54||885,741||13.9|
|55 to 64||1,103,699||17.3|
|65 and up||1,849,437||29.1|
Reporting states with gender data: CO, NC
Last Report: 8/12/2020
Source: Data provided by Colorado Secretary of State’s office
Colorado is an all-mail ballot state. Ballot requests reported here are counts of the state’s registered voters
|No Party Affiliation||1,667,613||41.5|
Colorado registered Democrats have a 98,209 ballot request lead over registered Republicans.
|18 to 24||396,116||9.9|
|25 to 34||807,711||20.1|
|35 to 44||711,612||17.7|
|45 to 54||614,608||15.3|
|55 to 64||645,328||16.1|
|65 and up||841,720||21.0|
Last Report: 09/01/2020
Florida’s ballot requests are good through two general elections. All August primary ballot requests are good for November, unless a voter notifies election officials they wish to cancel their request.
To calculate the number of requested ballots from the Florida Division of Elections website, add the rows Vote-by-Mail Provided (Not Yet Returned) and Voted Vote-by-Mail.
|No Party Affiliation||828,979||19.4|
Florida registered Democrats have a 659,678 ballot request lead over registered Republicans.
Last Report: 08/31/2020
Illinois provides only early ballot counts by county.
Last Report: 09/01/2020
North Carolina is the first state to begin general election voting. Election officials start sending ballots to voters on September 4.
|No Party Affiliation||173,285||30.9|
North Carolina registered Democrats have a 208,768 ballot request lead over registered Republicans.
|Non-Hispanic Asian American||13,441||2.4|
|Non-Hispanic Native American||1,880||0.3|
Last Report: 8/30/2020
Source: Data scraped from county websites
Data presented here are scraped from 62 of Ohio’s 88 counties that post absentee ballot reports online. These 62 reporting counties include the largest counties of Cuyahoga, Franklin, and Hamilton.
These data were last scraped on the Last Report date, but counties may have last posted their data on an earlier date.
You may see reports of Ohio mail ballot activity by “Party”. I will not post party statistics because they are misleading. Ohio’s party affiliation is unlike party registration in other states. In Ohio, “Party” is a record of the last party primary a voter participated in, in the current and past last two calendar years (see: Ohio Code 3513.19(3)). In Ohio’s April 28, 2020 presidential primary, 124,628 more voters participated in the Democratic primary than the Republican primary, primarily because President Trump had only token opposition. As a consequence, Ohio’s “Party” is currently artificially tilted towards the Democrats. Leveraging this quirk, both political parties and their allies have abused these party statistics over the years to make disingenuous claims about party enthusiasm in Ohio.
|18 to 24||26,512||5.1|
|25 to 34||48,925||9.4|
|35 to 44||55,514||10.6|
|45 to 54||59,884||11.4|
|55 to 64||101,548||19.4|
|65 and up||230,629||44.1|
Pennsylvania ballot requests are good through the end of a calendar year unless a voter otherwise cancels it. I analyze the ballot requests for the state’s closed primary. The number of ballot requests from all voters, especially minor party and no party affiliated voters, is likely larger than reported here.
|No Party Affiliation||14,444||0.8|
Pennsylvania registered Democrats have a 753,685 ballot request lead over registered Republicans.
|18 to 24||87,079||4.8|
|25 to 34||188,925||10.4|
|35 to 44||201,746||11.1|
|45 to 54||211,249||11.6|
|55 to 64||356,823||19.6|
|65 and up||777,088||42.6|
Last Report: 08/31/2020
South Carolina does not have party registration, but does provides ballot counts by race.
|Non-Hispanic Asian American||1,530||0.8|
|Non-Hispanic Native American||213||0.1|