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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After a successful election season in 2014, VIP is looking for ways to further improve the quantity and quality of data it provides through its voting information look up tools: the Voting Information Tool; iOS and Android Apps, and a short messaging service, or SMS. Working in collaboration with the states to standardize, process, and certify official election data, such as polling place and... Read More
Election night results reporting is often the most public part of an election official’s job. Consolidating returns from jurisdictions that employ various data formatting, vendors, and equipment can be difficult. Read More
For the 2014 general election, the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s office wanted to expand the reach of its election data so more voters could easily access the information they needed to cast their ballots. It turned to Pew’s Voting Information Project (VIP). Read More
Election Data Dispatches
Data, research, and analysis about election administration.