Tracking Elections that Ended in Ties & Close Results

One Illegal Vote Can Make a Difference

The Public Interest Legal Foundation’s tied elections database gathers elections across the country that have ended in ties or been decided by one vote. These elections illustrate that one illegal vote or error can affect the outcome of an election.

This database is not an exhaustive or comprehensive list. There are many more tied and close elections out there. 

Elections Ended in Ties

Elections Decided by One Vote

States have different procedures for how to handle tie elections. These procedures include a lottery, coin toss, and runoff elections. To learn more about your state’s tiebreaker procedures, click here.

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