Election Initiatives

Pew supports innovative research and partnerships to achieve the highest standards of accuracy, cost-effectiveness, convenience, and security in America’s system of election administration.

Voting is our most fundamental responsibility as citizens—without it, our American democracy wouldn’t exist. Pew’s election work supports innovative research and partnerships to achieve the highest standards of accuracy, cost-effectiveness, convenience, and security in America’s system of election administration. Because effective elections systems are fundamental to our nation’s democracy, we examine pressing election problems, share successful practices, and undertake projects to help states implement efficient and cost-effective solutions. 

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  • Denver Pilot Project Offers a Learning Opportunity for Election Officials

    The Denver Elections Division offered officials from around the country a rare opportunity to observe innovative voting technology and processes in action during an election. The pilot project, held during the May 5, 2015, municipal election, allowed observers to try new voting equipment, watch voters use the machines, and tour the ballot processing and tabulating center. Read More

  • Florida Approves Online Voter Registration

    On May 15, Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) signed into law S.B. 228, a bill authorizing online voter registration in the state and requiring that it be implemented by October 2017. This system will allow eligible Florida citizens to complete and submit a new voter registration application—or update existing information—electronically without having to print, sign, or mail any paper... Read More

  • Online Voter Registration

    States across the country are increasingly adopting online voter registration to save costs, enhance government efficiency, and build more complete and accurate voter lists.  Read More

Election Data Dispatches

Data, research, and analysis about election administration.

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Stephanie Bosh

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