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Blunting Foreign Interference Efforts by Learning the Lessons of the Past Report

Blunting Foreign Interference Efforts by Learning the Lessons of the Past

America was caught off guard in 2016, but the country has learned a great deal from that experience—and by understanding what happened in the past, it can better protect upcoming elections.

James Lamond, Jeremy Venook

Democratic Resilience Report
 (Russian President Vladimir Putin holds a ballot to vote at a polling station in Moscow, March 2018.)

Democratic Resilience

This report analyzes different countries’ approaches to prevent, mitigate, and respond to Russian interference operations and draws lessons for policymakers and stakeholders ahead of the 2020 U.S. election.

James Lamond, Talia Dessel

Increasing Voter Participation in America Report
People vote at a Los Angeles lifeguard station in Venice Beach on November 8, 2016. (Getty/David McNew)

Increasing Voter Participation in America

Structural barriers and cynicism about government keep millions of eligible Americans from participating in elections; here’s how to fix that.

Danielle Root, Liz Kennedy

Election Security in All 50 States Report

Election Security in All 50 States

A better understanding of how each state can improve election security preparedness can help build urgency for appropriate solutions and arm stakeholders with information to demand increased security measures.

Danielle Root, Liz Kennedy, Michael Sozan, 1 More Jerry Parshall

9 Solutions to Secure America’s Elections Report
A stack of zip disks and a tray of compact flash cards are seen at an elections office in Texas, March 2017. (AP/Eric Gay)

9 Solutions to Secure America’s Elections

This brief offers common-sense solutions for addressing vulnerabilities in America’s election infrastructure in order to protect the nation’s democracy.

Danielle Root, Liz Kennedy

Millennial Voters Win With Automatic Voter Registration Report

Millennial Voters Win With Automatic Voter Registration

Oregon’s first election with automatic voter registration suggests it may be transformative for youth voter participation.

Henry Kraemer, Liz Kennedy, Maggie Thompson, 2 More Danielle Root, Kyle Epstein

Keeping Voters off the Rolls Report
A person votes at a polling station inside the Teatro Frida Kahlo Theater, March 7, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP/Jae C. Hong)

Keeping Voters off the Rolls

Documentary proof of citizenship requirements and illegal voter purges are voter suppression measures aimed at keeping eligible Americans from participating in elections and having their voices heard.

Liz Kennedy, Danielle Root

Who Votes With Automatic Voter Registration? Report

Who Votes With Automatic Voter Registration?

This report presents a demographic and geographic portrait of how Oregon's automatic voter registration system expanded the electorate and registered hundreds of thousands of eligible citizens to vote.

Rob Griffin, Paul Gronke, Tova Wang, 1 More Liz Kennedy

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