2018 Pre-APSA Workshop:

“Building Better Elections: New Challenges in Electoral Management” 

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Massachusetts Institute of Technology · Boston, MA, USA



Conference Theme

In 2017, election management bodies (EMBs) around the world were confronted with a number of new challenges: presidential elections in Kenya were declared invalid amidst allegations of problems with the electoral commission’s databases and computers; elections in Papua New Guinea were delayed in some areas due to striking poll workers and concerns about the accuracy of the electoral register; and a commission on voter fraud in the United States was thwarted by state electoral officials refusing to release data.

In response to these challenges, researchers from around the globe have renewed their focus on electoral management issues in both domestic and comparative perspective. This workshop aims to bring together scholars and practitioners to discuss major challenges in electoral management, and foster new collaborations.



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Preliminary Schedule: Wednesday 29, August 2018 Massachussetts Institute of Technology



The reception beginning at 7:00pm will be taking place a Meadhall (Cambridge Center, 90 Broadway). It is a 6- minute walk from the Stata Center. 

The reception is open to all workshop attendees (please bring your badge with you). We will be providing a light marché-style dinner and non-alcoholic drinks. There will also be a cash bar if you wish to try any of the on-tap beers.

Co-sponsored by:

The Electoral Management Network (www.electoralmanagement.com)

The Electoral Integrity Project (www.electoralintegrityproject.com)

The MIT Election Data and Science Lab (MEDSL) (www.electionlab.mit.edu)