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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Today is the fifth annual National Voter Registration Day (NVRD), and state governments, local election officials, and civic organizations across the country are holding events to encourage eligible citizens to register to vote in time to cast a ballot on Election Day and to highlight the growing number of ways in which Americans can complete or update their registrations. Read More
The Pew Charitable Trusts has awarded grants to two states—Illinois and New Mexico—that recently joined the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC), a sophisticated interstate data exchange that harnesses cutting-edge technology to clean voter lists and encourage new voter registrations. Read More
In August, nearly 100,000 voters accessed Voting Information Project (VIP) resources to look up information for elections in 12 states—Alaska, Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Over the past year, state and local governments, third-party organizations, and voters in 40 states have used VIP tools to support... Read More
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Data, research, and analysis about election administration.