Election Initiatives

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.

Research & Analysis

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  • Public Attitudes on Election Administration

    Technology is changing election administration across the nation. To help election officials better understand what voters know and don't know, The Pew Charitable Trusts conducted surveys in eight states with the help of Public Opinion Strategies and the Mellman Group. These surveys assessed whether voters support use of technology in elections, including interstate data sharing such as that... Read More

  • What Texans Think About Voting

    67% of Texans support keeping voter records up to date by letting states compare data. After hearing arguments for and against such a policy, large majorities supported interstate comparisons of official records, such as driver’s license, change-of-address,and death records. Read More

  • What North Carolinians Think About Voting

    In 2014, The Pew Charitable Trusts conducted polling to help election officials and policymakers better understandwhat voters know about registration requirements and opportunities in their states. Read More

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