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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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
In Oregon and Washington, mail ballots are sent to all registered voters. In the November 2014 election, a large percentage of voters returned their ballots to an official election location, such as a drop box, polling place, or county election office, rather than by mail. Read More
Election Data Dispatches
Data, research, and analysis about election administration.