MIT Election Data + Science Lab

Small stickers with the words "I Voted" printed amongst the stars and stripes.

Sheets of "I Voted" stickers handed out at the polls. (Photo by Element5Digital on Unsplash.)



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The MIT Election Data and Science Lab (MEDSL) supports advances in election science by collecting, analyzing, and sharing core data and findings. The lab also aims to build relationships with election officials and others to help apply new scientific research to the practice of democracy in the United States.

By applying scientific principles to how elections are studied and administered, MEDSL aims to improve the democratic experience for all U.S. voters.

The MIT Election Lab is a founding partner in the Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project, which was developed to ensure that the 2020 election can proceed with integrity, safety, and equal access. The project aims to do this by bringing together academics, civic organizations, election administrators, and election administration experts to assess and promote best practices.

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MIT Election Lab. RES.17-001 MIT Election Data + Science Lab. Fall 2020. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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