State Election Landscapes provides a comprehensive overview of how elections are conducted in the six Great Lakes States: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
Deepening Scientific Research
Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project
The Voting Technology Project was established by Caltech President David Baltimore and MIT President Charles Vest in December 2000 to prevent a recurrence of the problems that threatened the 2000 U.S. Presidential Election.
Presidential Commission on Election Administration (Mirror Website)
For those looking for the website of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration, we maintain a mirror site to archive its information online.
Studying Voters' Experiences
Survey of the Performance of American Elections
The Survey of the Performance of American Elections is the only national survey of registered voters that is focused on understanding the voting process from the perspective of the voter. It was begun in 2008 and repeated in 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2020. Access the dataset and latest reports here.
Evaluating U.S. Elections
Elections Performance Index
The Elections Performance Index is the premier assessment tool to evaluate election administration across the nation. It allows viewers to compare election administration policy and performance across states and from one election cycle to the next. The current index is based on the U.S. presidential and mid-term elections ranging from 2008–2016.
Working Papers + Reports
How We Voted in 2020: A First Look at the Survey of the Performance of American Elections
Charles Stewart III
Modeling Voting Service Times with Machine Logs
Jacob Jaffe, Charles Stewart III, and Jacob Coblentz
Residual Votes and Abstentions in the 2016 Election
R. Michael Alvarez, Stephen Pettigrew, Charles Stewart III, and Cameron Wimpy
What Queuing Theory Says about Managing Polling Places Amid COVID-19
Waiting to Vote in the 2016 Presidential Election: Evidence from a Multi-County Study
Robert M. Stein
Charles Stewart III
Improving The Voter Experience: Reducing Polling Place Wait Times by Measuring Lines and Managing Polling Place Resources