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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With the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary over, the presidential campaign now moves into the heart of the primary schedule. Thirty-one states will hold elections in the next five weeks, and millions of voters will need to know where to vote and what’s on their ballots. Read More
Two voter registration initiatives—the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) and National Voter Registration Day (NVRD)—continue to expand in scope and impact, streamlining processes for eligible citizens, improving efficiency, and lowering the cost to maintain accurate and complete voter rolls. Read More
Minnesota’s Elections Emergency Planning Task Force in December released a report that includes legislative proposals for statewide and local preparedness and response in the event of unanticipated large-scale incidents, such as a crippling snowstorm or a terrorist attack, that could impede voters’ ability to cast ballots on Election Day. Read More
Election Data Dispatches
Data, research, and analysis about election administration.