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

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…

Postmortem of a Bad Idea, Poorly Executed

Wednesday night, the White House announced it was dissolving the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity (PACEI), its ill-conceived effort to prop up candidate and President Trump’s false claims about widespread voter fraud. The disbanding of PACEI is a positive development, but much more work will need to be done to correct the damage Mr….

The Facts About Election “Hacking” and a Plan to Counter the Threat

This morning, the Senate Intelligence Committee will hold a hearing on “Russian Interference in the 2016 Elections.” This comes in the context of recent revelations from former FBI Director James Comey, as well as multiple leaks and recent reports in The Intercept, Bloomberg, Politico, and McClatchy, alleging widespread hacking of election systems. Some of these reports have claimed, without much information…

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