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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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Our Work

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  • Examining the Election Process

    Election officials from both parties from across the country have been working to upgrade their state voter registration systems. Read More

  • ‘Voting in America’ Summit Examines Nov. 8

    “No matter what side you were on, we can all agree Americans went to the polls and proved that the system works,” said Michael Caudell-Feagan, vice president of The Pew Charitable Trust, about the November election. “But the election story isn’t just about the voters. It’s about how well the election system performs—the ability of Americans to register, find... Read More

  • Voting in America 2016

    On Thursday, Dec. 8, The Pew Charitable Trusts will host its Voting in America Summit. The event will bring together academics, advocates, campaigns, and administrators in the elections field to discuss the evolution of voting administration over the past four years. Read More

Election Data Dispatches

Data, research, and analysis about election administration.

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Fred Baldassaro

Director, Communications

202.540.6991