This repo contains the data behind the story Voter Registrations Are Way, Way Down During The Pandemic

This data shows how many people registered to vote in early 2020 vs. early 2016 in 11 states and Washington, D.C. (As far as we could tell, this data was unavailable for other states.) We have data from January through April for all 12 of the jurisdictions, and data through May for four states and Washington D.C.

This data was sent to us by the Center for Innovation and Research, which collected it for this report. In addition, the data in Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C., is publicly available.

Data license: CC Attribution 4.0 License · Data source: fivethirtyeight/data on GitHub · About: simonw/fivethirtyeight-datasette

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Link rowid ▼ Jurisdiction Year Month New registered voters
1 Arizona 2016 Jan 25852
2 Arizona 2016 Feb 51155
3 Arizona 2016 Mar 48614
4 Arizona 2016 Apr 30668
5 Arizona 2020 Jan 33229
6 Arizona 2020 Feb 50853
7 Arizona 2020 Mar 31872
8 Arizona 2020 Apr 10249
9 California 2016 Jan 87574
10 California 2016 Feb 103377
11 California 2016 Mar 174278
12 California 2016 Apr 185478
13 California 2020 Jan 151595
14 California 2020 Feb 238281
15 California 2020 Mar 176810
16 California 2020 Apr 38970
17 Colorado 2016 Jan 17024
18 Colorado 2016 Feb 20707
19 Colorado 2016 Mar 25627
20 Colorado 2016 Apr 22204
21 Colorado 2020 Jan 20260
22 Colorado 2020 Feb 33374
23 Colorado 2020 Mar 18990
24 Colorado 2020 Apr 6034
25 Delaware 2016 Jan 3007
26 Delaware 2016 Feb 3629
27 Delaware 2016 Mar 5124
28 Delaware 2016 Apr 3818
29 Delaware 2020 Jan 3276
30 Delaware 2020 Feb 3353
31 Delaware 2020 Mar 2535
32 Delaware 2020 Apr 589
33 District of Columbia 2016 Jan 2840
34 District of Columbia 2016 Feb 2954
35 District of Columbia 2016 Mar 4706
36 District of Columbia 2016 Apr 4157
37 District of Columbia 2016 May 5714
38 District of Columbia 2020 Jan 3334
39 District of Columbia 2020 Feb 3348
40 District of Columbia 2020 Mar 2225
41 District of Columbia 2020 Apr 1281
42 District of Columbia 2020 May 1925
43 Florida 2016 Jan 50231
44 Florida 2016 Feb 87351
45 Florida 2016 Mar 73627
46 Florida 2016 Apr 52508
47 Florida 2020 Jan 77466
48 Florida 2020 Feb 109859
49 Florida 2020 Mar 54872
50 Florida 2020 Apr 21031
51 Georgia 2016 Jan 34952
52 Georgia 2016 Feb 40976
53 Georgia 2016 Mar 44150
54 Georgia 2016 Apr 37028
55 Georgia 2020 Jan 38573
56 Georgia 2020 Feb 55386
57 Georgia 2020 Mar 26284
58 Georgia 2020 Apr 15484
59 Illinois 2016 Jan 44040
60 Illinois 2016 Feb 99674
61 Illinois 2016 Mar 52782
62 Illinois 2016 Apr 76098
63 Illinois 2020 Jan 44443
64 Illinois 2020 Feb 68455
65 Illinois 2020 Mar 47899
66 Illinois 2020 Apr 21332
67 Maryland 2016 Jan 19580
68 Maryland 2016 Feb 29122
69 Maryland 2016 Mar 40497
70 Maryland 2016 Apr 26655
71 Maryland 2016 May 5828
72 Maryland 2020 Jan 21532
73 Maryland 2020 Feb 20708
74 Maryland 2020 Mar 23864
75 Maryland 2020 Apr 10061
76 Maryland 2020 May 23488
77 North Carolina 2016 Jan 35213
78 North Carolina 2016 Feb 84357
79 North Carolina 2016 Mar 58272
80 North Carolina 2016 Apr 73341
81 North Carolina 2016 May 29374
82 North Carolina 2020 Jan 111990
83 North Carolina 2020 Feb 54053
84 North Carolina 2020 Mar 54807
85 North Carolina 2020 Apr 35484
86 North Carolina 2020 May 23517
87 Texas 2016 Jan 132860
88 Texas 2016 Feb 143795
89 Texas 2016 Mar 170607
90 Texas 2016 Apr 143199
91 Texas 2016 May 91205
92 Texas 2020 Jan 134559
93 Texas 2020 Feb 130080
94 Texas 2020 Mar 129424
95 Texas 2020 Apr 34694
96 Texas 2020 May 35678
97 Virginia 2016 Jan 20032
98 Virginia 2016 Feb 36911
99 Virginia 2016 Mar 44171
100 Virginia 2016 Apr 20460

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CREATE TABLE "voter-registration/new-voter-registrations" (
"Jurisdiction" TEXT,
  "Year" INTEGER,
  "Month" TEXT,
  "New registered voters" INTEGER
);