The United States Elections Project is an information source for the United States electoral system.  The mission of the project is to provide timely and accurate election statistics, electoral laws, research reports, and other useful information regarding the United States electoral system. By providing this information, the project seeks to inform the people of the United States on how their electoral system works, how it may be improved, and how they can participate in it.

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  • Classroom Resources to Teach About Mail Balloting Want to bring the hot 2020 election topic of mail balloting into your classroom? I've compiled information, readings, data, and discussion questions to assist you in this blog post
    Posted Aug 14, 2020, 7:26 AM by Michael McDonald
  • Precinct Data We are now producing and releasing precinct boundary and election results data for all U.S. states on the Harvard Dataverse. This effort is generously supported by the Alfred P ...
    Posted Oct 25, 2019, 7:48 AM by Michael McDonald
  • Let 16-year-olds vote for L.A. school board Read my op-ed in support of allowing 16-year-olds the right to vote in Los Angeles school board elections. My observation about pre-registration are drawn from this ...
    Posted May 8, 2019, 12:36 PM by Michael McDonald
  • The Public Mapping Project book The Public Mapping Project book (Cornell University Press, free online) describes my work with the aptly named Public Mapping Project, whose goal is to provide tools and data to the ...
    Posted Mar 21, 2019, 10:05 AM by Michael McDonald
  • Non-Profit VOTE Report on Turnout in the 2018 Election A report on voter turnout in the 2018 election, written in collaboration with Non-Profit VOTE, explains the factors that drove turnout among the states.
    Posted Mar 21, 2019, 10:00 AM by Michael McDonald
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