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New Research

Mapping Election Administration

We are delighted to announce that seven new white papers assessing the current state of knowledge and practice in key areas of election administration are now live, along with a number of other resources.

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Ongoing Research
By applying scientific principles to how elections are studied and administered, MEDSL aims to improve the democratic experience for all U.S. voters.


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Research Projects

Using data-driven scientific analysis, we strive to better understand how elections function in the U.S. Read more about our core research, and keep up to date with our newest projects.

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Our Data

Our lab is a clearinghouse for data sets that can fuel studies on elections and how they're conducted. Here you'll find our portal for election data and research tools produced by us and others.

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Analysis & News

Find information about our latest work, cutting-edge analysis and research from our network, and learn more about what's new in election science.

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