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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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Pew today released a brief documenting the results of a series of surveys with voters about their expectations and practices during the 2014 midterm elections. The survey found that many voters spend less time waiting at the polls than they expect to; change their minds about how to cast their ballots; and return mail ballots in a variety of ways, not always using the U.S. Postal Service. Read More
To better understand voters’ experiences in the 2014 midterm elections, The Pew Charitable Trusts conducted an analysis to examine both the expectations and the reality of voting practices. Among the most notable findings: Many voters spend less time waiting at the polls than they expect, many change their minds about how to cast a ballot, and those who obtain ballots by mail return them in... Read More
Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill announced today that his state will become the 14th member of the Electronic Registration Information Center. ERIC is a multistate data-sharing partnership that uses secure, state-of-the-art technology to provide election officials with the data they need to keep voter lists complete and up-to-date. Read More
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