An independent academic study, the Electoral Integrity Project addresses three questions: 
*When do elections meet international standards of electoral integrity?  
*What happens when elections fail to do so? 
*And what can be done to mitigate these problems? 
Under the direction of Pippa Norris, the research team is based at the University of Sydney and Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

2016 events

Why American elections are flawed

On 30 Sept the EIP project was awarded the 2016 Brown Democracy Medal by the McCourtney Institute, Pennsylvania State University. 
The award talk on "Why American Elections are Flawed (and How to Fix them)" was given by Pippa Norris.

EIP/V-Dem Workshop on Expert Indicators, Philadelphia

This event on "Expert indicators in the social sciences" met in Philadelphia on 31 August 2016, just before APSA. You can download all papers.  More details... See photos

Contentious elections 

The pre-IPSA workshop on "Contentious Elections" met in July 2016 in Poznan, Poland. You can download the final program and full-text papers from this event. See all photos. Thanks to everyone who made this event such a success!   

What's driving populism?

Pippa Norris will present her latest research on populist politics: "Trump, Brexit and the Rise of Populism", in talks at Columbia University and New York University on Thursday 3rd November 2016.

Electoral analysis  

The Year in Elections, mid-2016 report

The latest release Year in Elections, mid-2016 report was released in mid-September. This draws on the Perceptions of Electoral Integrity survey (PEI-4.5). It covers 213 national elections in 153 countries from mid-2012 to mid-June 2016, based on the views of 2,417 experts.  The dataset can be downloaded via Dataverse. [Click below to enlarge the image].
Perceptions of Electoral Integrity (PEI 4.5)

Strengthening electoral integrity

Draft chapters for the final volume for the trilogy by Pippa Norris, "Strengthening Electoral Integrity: The Pragmatic Case for Assistance", are now available for comment. The book will be available from Cambridge University Press in mid-2017.

The Australian Voter Experience

It is important that all Australian citizens are satisfied with the electoral process and confident that their vote counts. To help gather systematic information about this issue, the Electoral Integrity Project (EIP) collaborated with the Australian Election Commission to implement a new 3-wave panel survey about the Australian Voter Experience. 

The study was designed to gather the views of a representative sample of ordinary Australians just before and after the 2nd July 2016 Australian federal elections. The survey monitored Australian voters’ experience at the polls, perceptions of the integrity and convenience of the registration and voting process, patterns of civic engagement, public confidence in electoral administration, and attitudes towards reforms, such as civic education campaigns and convenience voting facilities
More details will be released in a report in November 2016.