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 III. Research and Report Summaries
electionline provides brief summaries of recent research and reports in the field of election administration. The summaries are courtesy of the research staff of The Pew Charitable Trusts Elections Initiatives. Please email links to research to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.?subject=electionline%20RRS">Sean Greene at Pew.

Engaging New Voters: The Impact of Nonprofit Voter Outreach on Client and Community Turnout – Nonprofit VOTE, December 2015: This study evaluates nonprofits and community based organizations and their efforts to increase voting among their constituents in the 2014 midterm election. 28,881 individuals were tracked who registered to vote or signed a pledge to vote at 129 nonprofits in nine states. The report finds that these people turned out to vote at higher rates than other registered voters where the study was conducted, including across all demographic groups.