Date Published: 2021-07-21
R. Michael Alvarez, California Institute of Technology
Moon Duchin, Tufts University
Gretchen Macht, University of Rhode Island
Charles Stewart III, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ensuring that elections throughout the United States are convenient, trustworthy, and secure is one of the nation’s most compelling challenges. Designing systems, procedures, policies, and technologies to meet these challenges inherently requires marshaling expertise, skills, and perspective from diverse and multiple sectors. The National Science Foundation (NSF) Convergence Accelerator (C-Accel) program provides a natural environment to nurture multidisciplinary teams to address many challenges currently facing American elections.