Written Testimony of Charles Stewart III Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration

Working Paper No.: 
123
Date Published: 
05/14/2014
Author(s): 
Charles Stewart III, MIT

Charles Stewart III testifies before the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration on May 14th.

THERE IS A NEED FOR A MORE DATA-CENTERED APPROACH TO ELECTION ADMINISTRATION. 

Election policymaking would greatly benefit from metrics-based policymaking, and the development of measures similar to those in policy areas like education and health care.

Elections are awash in data, managing elections is increasingly metrics-driven, and a growing network of experts is dedicated to a metrics-based approach to improving elections.

 A major barrier to the development of metrics-based election administration is uncertainty about the future of the EAC.

Following is a link to the webcast:

http://www.rules.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=CommitteeHearings&ContentRecord_id=c17675b3-00a6-4ef4-9282-73682b7e703b&ContentType_id=14f995b9-dfa5-407a-9d35-56cc7152a7ed&Group_id=1983a2a8-4fc3-4062-a50e-7997351c154b

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