About Us

CEIR is an innovative nonprofit with a proven track record of working with election experts from around the country and from both sides of the aisle. We seek to build voter trust and confidence, increase voter participation, and improve the efficiency of election administration.

Our Expertise

CEIR has the expertise to develop the forward-looking solutions needed for tomorrow’s elections and today’s voters.

Upgrading Voter Registration

Improving VR systems with ERIC, OVR, and Automatic Motor Voter

Election Security & Integrity

Securing election systems and promoting integrity while ensuring voter access

Turnout & Civic Engagement

Partnering with government to improve baseline turnout over time

Researching Solutions

Building the knowledge base needed to improve VR, election security, and voter turnout

Our Blog

The latest in original election-related content

The Supreme Court’s Voter List Maintenance Decision, In Context

Today, by a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court held that Ohio’s supplemental voter list maintenance process is legal under the terms of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA). Ohio’s process was initiated in the mid-90s and has continued consistently under both Republican and Democratic Secretaries for two decades. In a nutshell, here’s how…

When Voting, Most of Us Leave a Paper Trail

The threat of foreign interference in our elections is real, and we and other experts agree that paper ballots accompanied by robust audits are an important defense against any tampering with our elections. Despite hysteria from some commentators, however, there is good news on this front. According to a recent GAO report, nearly four out…

Keeping Voter Rolls Clean: Registration Errors Decline in Minnesota

Minnesota saw a sharp decline in the number of same day registrations and an increase in the total number of ballots cast from 2008 to 2016. While at first the decline in registration may seem alarming, this is actually good news for voters in the state of Minnesota. What likely happened was that ERIC was…

Arguments in Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute – What’s a state to do?

Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Husted v. A. Phillip Randolph Institute, the latest election law case to come before the Court. At issue in the case is whether Ohio’s voter list maintenance process complies with the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) and the Help America Vote Act (HAVA). In that process, in place…

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