Active Indicators Over Time
Current status of free and fair elections indicators
weighted authoritarian value of active free and fair elections indicators, over time
about this category
Free and Fair Elections are essential to American democracy: only our citizens should get to choose our leaders, and they need to be able to do so without interference from or discrimination by those who are already in power.
There are 34 indicators for Free and Fair Elections. Each indicator has a severity level on a scale of 1-5, with 1 being less severe and 5 being the most severe. We rate activity on each indicator along a scale of 1-10, with 1 being slightly active and 10 being fully active. Updates are made monthly.
The donut graph on the left shows how many indicators are currently active for Free and Fair Elections. The bar graph on the right shows the “weighted authoritarian value” for Free and Fair Elections at a given moment—that is, a value that reflects the active indicators multiplied by their severity ranking. You can see the status and severity of each indicator (along with relevant news articles) in the table below, as well as the 90-day trend: if the indicator has recently become active, there's a warning symbol, but if it has become inactive, there's a forward-pointing green arrow instead.