Shameless plug for Election Administration by the Numbers

On Friday I gave a talk to the nice people at the annual Social Science Librarians Boot Camp, held at Tufts University, about using data to judge whether elections have gotten better in America over the past decade.  That talk has given rise to me corresponding with social science librarians around the region, who get requests for election data, and don’t always know how to refer people.  One of the resources I’ve been referring them to is Pew’s Election Administration by the Numbers, which should be better known as a primer to the uses of election data to tell a story about the function (and functioning) of elections in America.  Check it out if you haven’t seen it.  (The shameless plug aspect of this is that I had a hand in producing the document.)