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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By the time the polls closed on Election Day, hundreds of thousands of U.S. voters had accessed Voting Information Project (VIP) tools to find their polling places. In addition, states, local governments, and civic groups across the country placed the Voting Information Tool on their websites throughout 2017 to support voters looking for key information about primaries, runoffs, and local and... Read More
As Election Day nears, the Voting Information Project (VIP) has seen more than 410,000 voters access Get to the Polls and the Voting Information Tool to look up information for elections across the country. Read More
Over the past few months, some of the strongest Atlantic hurricanes ever recorded have hit the United States, and hurricane season doesn’t end until Nov. 30. But even in parts of the country that aren’t subject to hurricanes, it’s important for states to be prepared for large-scale weather events that could impede voters’ ability to cast ballots on Election Day. Read More
Election Data Dispatches
Data, research, and analysis about election administration.