Mission

Our mission is to advance and disseminate scientific knowledge about the conduct of elections, primarily in the United States, but with attention to the rest of the world.

We address multiple audiences.  

Among academic researchers, we will support cutting-edge research in the field, develop research datasets to be shared with the broader academic community and practitioners, provide a clearing house for access to datasets developed elsewhere, and coordinate research activities among affiliated research centers.

Among the general public, we will undertake an active program of engagement with the press, citizen groups, and public officials about the scientific issues related to the conduct of elections.  We will build relationships with election officials, to disseminate new scientific findings into the practice of election administration.