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 EIP Workshops 

Pre-APSA Workshop 31 August 2016 in Philadelphia

The EIP/V-Dem Workshop and APSA Short Course on "Expert indicators in the social sciences" will meet in the Hilton Garden Inn, Philadelphia, from 8.30am-7.00pm on Wed 31 August 2016, before APSA. The full preliminary program is now available (2 Aug 2016). Register to attend. More details...

Poznan Workshop on "Contentious elections"  

The pre-IPSA workshop on Contentious Elections met on Saturday 23 July 2016 in Poznan, Poland. Download the final program and full-text papers from this event. See all photos. Thanks to everyone who attended this terrific event!   

Electoral analysis  

The Year in Elections 2015 report

The report evaluates parliamentary and presidential elections held around the world. The Perceptions of Electoral Integrity survey (PEI-4.0) covers 180 national elections in 139 countries from 1 July 2012 to 30 December 2015.  More details... The PEI-4.5 release, including 213 elections held in 153 countries, will be released on Dataverse by mid-August.

Election Commentary

Download a new research paper by Ronald Inglehart and Pippa Norris on "Trump, Brexit and the Rise of Populism" (APSA August 2016).

Discussion of the contemporary state of elections features EIP fellows and staff is also available in outlets such as The Conversation, LSE Blogs, HuffPost, and the Monkey Cage/Washington Post More details....