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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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Assessing the 2014 Election

The Elections Performance Index has been updated to include data from 2014.

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  • Voting Information Project Tool Helps Oregonians Find Ballot Drop-Off Locations

    In advance of the May 17 presidential primary, the Oregon secretary of state’s office customized and embedded the Voting Information Project’s (VIP) Voting Information Tool to help voters find ballot drop box locations throughout the state. Elections in Oregon are conducted entirely by mail, but voters have the option to drop off their ballots at secure sites maintained by each county. Read More

  • Elections Performance Index Update Features 2014 Midterm Data

    In 2013, The Pew Charitable Trusts unveiled the Elections Performance Index (EPI), which provided the first comprehensive assessment of election administration in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Now, the online interactive tool has been updated to include data from 2014, allowing users to compare midterm elections for the first time. Read More

  • Assessing the 2014 Election

    In 2013, The Pew Charitable Trusts unveiled the Elections Performance Index (EPI), which provided the first comprehensive assessment of election administration in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The interactive tool introduced the index’s performance indicators, summarized 2008 and 2010 data, and ranked the states according to their overall EPI averages, or scores, which give... Read More

Election Data Dispatches

Data, research, and analysis about election administration.

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