Election design tools and resources

The following ballot and election design tools and resources—created by AIGA Design for Democracy and others as noted—may be useful to election officials, legislators, equipment providers, printers, designers and press.

If you'd like assistance with human resources (hiring an Election Design Fellow or finding a designer in your area), please visit Government officials: Get help.

Design and testing tools

Advocacy resources

Election news and research

  • Research Database on the U.S. Voting System and Voting Technology
    American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) provides access to research about voting and elections from broad sources including Caltech/MIT's Voting Technology Project (VTP) and Election Data Services
  • Electionline.org
    Pew Center on the States' web resource for nonpartisan news and analysis on election reform
  • Election Administration Reports
    These biweekly newsletters cover election legislation updates, election technology and accessibility, government reports about election administration and topics aliressed at national meetings of election officials

Information and community resources

Election governance, officials and equipment

National associations of, and resources for, election officials—government employees who run local U.S. elections
  • Election Center
  • IACREOT (International Association of Clerks, Recorders, Election Officials and Treasurers)
  • NASED (National Association of State Election Directors)
Leading providers of voting equipment in the United States, including proprietary and emerging open-source solutions