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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A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, based on original interviews with state officials and external studies, discusses the impact of state policies on the cost and efficiency of election administration, and examines how local governments and stakeholders are working to improve elections. Read More
This week, the American Association of People with Disabilities’ REV UP campaign is organizing nationwide activities to encourage individuals with disabilities to register to vote, and to highlight issues related to voter access and turnout. Read More
California election officials have a new resource for making cost comparisons across counties and new research that reveals opportunities for future cost savings. In April, the California Association of Clerks and Election Officials (CACEO) launched a website that features interactive data on election administration costs throughout the state. Forty-seven of the state’s 58 counties are... Read More
Election Data Dispatches
Data, research, and analysis about election administration.