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With the U.S. midterm elections less than two weeks away, the Internet Association and The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Voting Information Project, in conjunction with the world’s leading technology companies, are launching “Get to the Polls” (www.gettothepolls.com) to help voters find all the information they need before voting Nov. 4. Read More
Pew's election initiatives director David Becker and IBM Chief Scientist Jeff Jonas discuss the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) and upgrading voter registration in the United States at IBM's IOD2013 conference. Read More
President Obama and leaders in both parties—in calling for improving American elections—point to long lines at the polls last year as a significant problem that needs to be solved. And with good reason: Longer wait times can discourage people from voting and fuel the perception that their right to vote is in jeopardy. A post-election poll by the Pew Research Center found that only 55 percent of... Read More