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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Our Work

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  • Researchers Measure International Election Performance

    Finding standardized, comparable data on election administration across jurisdictions can be challenging. Pew’s Elections Performance Index relies heavily on data collected from local election administrators using the Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS), as well as surveys of the general public such as the Voting and Registration Supplement of the U.S. Census Bureau and the... Read More

  • Electronic Poll Books in Ohio and Texas

    Previous dispatches have examined the costs and benefits of using electronic poll books—digital lists that replace the traditional paper rolls used to check voters in at the polls—as well as their popularity among election officials. However, implementation of these systems varies based on each state’s legal and administrative context, as officials from Ohio and Texas... Read More

  • ERIC Promotes Long-Term Cost Savings in Minnesota

    Members of the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) benefit from more accurate and complete voter rolls and increased confidence in the list-management process. Read More

Election Data Dispatches

Data, research, and analysis about election administration.

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Stephanie Bosh

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