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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In an effort to increase voter participation, especially among millennials, the Rhode Island secretary of state’s office recently developed and released an updated, mobile-friendly version of its Voter Information Center. Read More
The Virginia Department of Elections has released a series of interactive data visualizations that depict variations in election administration across the state’s 133 election jurisdictions. Elections Commissioner Edgardo Cortes describes the project as “part of the [Elections] Board’s broader goal of making decisions related to election administration more transparent and... Read More
As more people look for voting information on the Internet, new tools are making it possible to evaluate online resources and ensure that they are accessible to all voters, including those with disabilities. The Functional Accessibility Evaluator is a free service that assesses websites and webpages using pre-established guidelines—rating them as inaccessible, marginally accessible, or... Read More
Election Data Dispatches
Data, research, and analysis about election administration.