Voting in America: The Road Ahead

Date: December 8, 2008 - December 10, 2008

555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.

Washington, DC 20001


Make Voting Work, a project of the Pew Center on the States is proud to sponsor Voting in America: The Road Ahead, a national conference hosted in collaboration with the JEHT Foundation.

The event will be held at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. on December 8-10 as more than 200 leading policymakers, election officials and experts across the field come together to present research, build partnerships and encourage discussion aimed at shaping the future of American elections in 2009 and beyond.

In 2007 our board approved the launch of Make Voting Work (MVW), an initiative aimed at ensuring that all steps in the voting process—from registering to vote to casting and counting ballots—are convenient and secure for citizens.  We have embarked on this multi-year, multi-million dollar investment because we believe the systems underpinning elections should be improved, thereby strengthening our democracy. 

Voting in America will revisit the 2008 election, using that experience as an opportunity to assess what progress has been made since 2000 in modernizing the nation’s system of voting and what work remains. The symposium will address many of the most critical issues in election administration and open a dialogue across government, private and non-profit sectors aimed at finding innovative methods to make the voting process easier for the voter and more efficient and secure for election administrators.

Space for this event is extremely limited. Please register by Friday, November 14, 2008.  Registrations will only be accepted after that date on a space-available basis. 

(All Fields are required)