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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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  • Winners Announced in Knight News Challenge on Elections

    On July 22 at the University of Texas in Austin, the Knight Foundation, in partnership with the Democracy Fund, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Rita Allen Foundation, announced 22 winners (out of more than 1,000 submissions) of the Knight News Challenge on elections. Read More

  • Customizing the Voting Information Tool Just Got Easier

    In 2014, the Voting Information Project (VIP) released the customizable Voting Information Tool, which delivers up-to-date official voting information online or via mobile devices using just a residential address. To make the tool even easier to customize, VIP has built a widget that walks users through the process of adding branded content. Read More

  • Maryland’s New Voting System

    Maryland will be rolling out its new optical scan voting system in April 2016, and state election officials recently gave a presentation at the 2015 State Certification Testing of Voting Systems National Conference in Seattle on how they chose the new system, which will replace the current touch-screen machines. Maryland’s experience may offer lessons on managing the complexities of... Read More

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