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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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Election Dispatches

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Our Work

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  • Recent Data Include Profiles of Polling Sites

    The most recent Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS), which was published by the Election Assistance Commission last month, includes updated information about the number and composition of polling places that were in operation throughout the United States during the 2014 general election. Read More

  • Military and Overseas Voting in 2014

    A recent congressionally mandated report by the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) provides a snapshot of how military and overseas voters experienced the 2014 general election and highlights administrative successes and ongoing challenges in serving these voters. Read More

  • Elections Performance in New Mexico

    A new report from the University of New Mexico examines election administration practices and voter experiences in Bernalillo County, New Mexico, during the 2014 general election. The study used Election Day monitoring and surveys of poll workers’ and voters’ experiences to evaluate the elections process and make recommendations for improving data-driven performance at the local and... Read More

Election Data Dispatches

Data, research, and analysis about election administration.

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Stephanie Bosh

Officer, Communications

202.540.6741