The Virus And The Vote: Administering the 2020 Election In A Pandemic

The Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project emerged in 2020 as a university-based effort to help provide the public with reliable information about the administrative challenges that the United States faced in an unprecedented election season due to a global pandemic. The goal of the project was to ensure that the 2020 election proceeded with safety, integrity and equal access and it did this by bringing together academics, civic organizations, election administrators, and election administration experts to assess and promote best practices.

This report compiles research from the Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project and spans a variety of election related topics, including the primaries, election state profiles, in-person voting, mail voting, vote counts and election challenges, and technology platforms and misinformation. It is co-sponsored by the MIT Election Data + Science Lab, Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, and the Stanford Law and Policy Lab.

To find out more, download the report below.