Election Academy

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The Election Academy program promotes modernization and professionalization of  the American election administration through education, research, and outreach.

Certificate Program

America’s election system faces an urgent need for professionals who are well-trained in the policies and processes of election administration. The pioneering Certificate in Election Administration program is preparing the next generation of election officials to become creative and committed leaders in the field.  


Field Guides for Election Design, MacArthur Foundation:
A project that researched, developed, and produced a series of Field Guides for election administrators that focused on different design challenges in the election process.

Poll Workers and Security, National Science Foundation:
An exploratory investigation of how poll workers contribute to the security of elections through direct study and observation of poll workers and polling places. 

Election Academy, MacArthur Foundation:
A project to support the continued development of design literacy in the election field through continued development of Field Guides for election administrators, Anywhere Ballot Audio Design Guidelines, research vote-by-mail ballot return forms, and e-Pollbook testing and evaluation.


Election Academy Blog

Center for the Study of Politics and Governance

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