Make Voting Work Announces New Funding Available to Study and Improve U.S. Elections

Contact: Zachary Markovits, (202) 552-2157

Washington, D.C. - 07/09/2008 - Make Voting Work (MVW), a project of the Pew Center on the States in partnership with the JEHT Foundation, has announced up to $400,000 in new funding available for research examining alternatives to precinct-based election day voting, including early in-person and absentee voting and vote by mail systems. 

Interested applicants can apply for funds through a request for proposals (RFP).  The RFP is part of a larger Pew initiative called Make Voting Work, which is focused on improving the accuracy, convenience, efficiency and security of U.S. elections.  Proposals will be accepted through August 15, 2008.  MVW is issuing a Request for Proposals to advance research in this area and as a complement to the broader Make Voting Work research agenda. 

Proposals are encouraged from an array of organizations, individuals and teams, but preference will be shown to partnerships between election officials and academic researchers. 

For more information, view the RFP. See also these Frequently Asked Questions about the RFP.

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