Ballotpedia’s 2020 Candidate Connection report: 16.4% of candidates completed surveys this election cycle

For the third year in a row, Ballotpedia invited candidates to take part in our Candidate Connection initiative. The survey was open to the 29,002 federal, state, and local candidates that Ballotpedia covered in 2020. Ballotpedia received submissions from 4,745 candidates—or 16.4%—who were running for seats across all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The report answers questions such as:

  • Which state had the highest number of respondents? Texas, with 391 candidates.
  • Which type of office saw the highest completion rate? Congress, 32.9% of congressional candidates completed the Candidate Connection survey.
  • What percentage of respondents won their election bids? 15.7% of respondents.

Ballotpedia’s 2020 Candidate Connection report includes comparisons to the 2018 and 2019 response rates, information about the surveys completed in 2020, and responses from notable candidates in 2020. Learn more by clicking the link.

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