Election Initiatives

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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Election Dispatches

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  • EAC Releases Overview of State Election Laws and Policies

    The Election Assistance Commission recently released its 2014 Statutory Overview. The biannual survey compiles qualitative data on state laws and processes related to election administration in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Read More

  • VIP in 2015: More Elections, Better Data

    The Voting Information Project (VIP), developed by The Pew Charitable Trusts, Google, and election officials nationwide, offers cutting-edge tools that give voters access to the customized data they need on or before Election Day, such as polling place and ballot information. After a successful election season in 2014, VIP has made significant strides this year toward covering a greater share of... Read More

  • Denver Pilot Project Offers a Learning Opportunity for Election Officials

    The Denver Elections Division offered officials from around the country a rare opportunity to observe innovative voting technology and processes in action during an election. The pilot project, held during the May 5, 2015, municipal election, allowed observers to try new voting equipment, watch voters use the machines, and tour the ballot processing and tabulating center. Read More

Election Data Dispatches

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Stephanie Bosh

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