Election Initiatives

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We conduct policy-relevant research to identify areas of strength and weakness in current elections systems and to evaluate possible solutions. The findings help states improve the way elections are administered in the U.S.

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  • New Mexico Blazes Path to Upgraded Motor Voter System

    Last summer, the New Mexico Motor Vehicles Division (MVD) upgraded its licensing and identification system. State leaders used this large-scale overhaul as an opportunity to also improve the Motor Voter system. In preparation for the upgrade, a small working group made up of a legislator, election officials from the secretary of state’s office, and MVD administrators reviewed design... Read More

  • VIP Continues to Support Elections Through 2018

    The Voting Information Project (VIP) is significantly expanding its support of federal, state, and local elections in 2018. As it did in 2017 during key special and off-year elections, VIP will provide critical information, such as polling place locations and ballot information, to voters who will cast ballots in more than 100 elections, including statewide and federal primary and general races... Read More

  • Supreme Court Case Touts Electronic Registration Information Center

    Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments for Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute, a case dealing with voter registration procedures, during which counsel for both sides recommended that state election officials engage the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) to improve voter registration systems. One described it as a “state-of-the-art interstate... Read More

Military and Overseas Voting