Nov. 04, 2016

2016 Presidential Election Ballot Order, by State

While digging through the AP elections API feed I noticed it contained a BallotOrder attribute for each candidate, so I wanted to explore it a bit.  Table below shows what order the Candidates' names are printed in from state to state, focusing on the two big names.

Some states have a lot of candidates running for president (Colorado has 22) but all states ensured Clinton and Trump were in the top 8 slots.  Clinton's name shows up before Trump's on 29 ballots, and Trump's is listed before Clinton's 22 times.

State Name Order on Ballot Total Number of Presidential Candidates
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
AK Clinton Trump 6
AL Clinton Trump 4
AR Clinton Trump 8
AZ Trump Clinton 4
CA Clinton Trump 5
CO Clinton Trump 22
CT Clinton Trump 4
DC Trump Clinton 4
DE Clinton Trump 4
FL Trump Clinton 6
GA Trump Clinton 3
HI Clinton Trump 5
IA Trump Clinton 10
ID Clinton Trump 8
IL Clinton Trump 4
IN Clinton Trump 3
KS Clinton Trump 4
KY Trump Clinton 6
LA Clinton Trump 13
MA Clinton Trump 4
MD Trump Clinton 4
ME Clinton Trump 4
MI Trump Clinton 6
MN Trump Clinton 9
MO Clinton Trump 5
MS Clinton Trump 7
MT Clinton Trump 5
NC Trump Clinton 3
ND Clinton Trump 6
NE Trump Clinton 4
NH Clinton Trump 5
NJ Clinton Trump 9
NM Trump Clinton 8
NV Clinton Trump 6
NY Clinton Trump 8
OH Clinton Trump 5
OK Trump Clinton 3
OR Trump Clinton 4
PA Clinton Trump 5
RI Trump Clinton 5
SC Clinton Trump 7
SD Trump Clinton 4
TN Trump Clinton 7
TX Trump Clinton 4
UT Trump Clinton 10
VA Clinton Trump 5
VT Clinton Trump 6
WA Clinton Trump 7
WI Trump Clinton 7
WV Trump Clinton 5
WY Trump Clinton 6

 

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