Healthy Elections Project: Interest Form
The COVID-19 pandemic has already profoundly disrupted the 2020 Presidential Election. Election officials across the country are working hard to ensure the election can proceed as planned. In an effort to help maintain integrity, safety, and equal access this year, the Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project is working to provide information and assistance to election officials around the country. Professor Nate Persily, from Stanford Law School, is seeking motivated individuals to help out by joining or leading one of the Project's research teams.
There are a variety of teams to join from state research, to litigation, design, and poll worker recruitment. As a member, you might:
—Help create memos on aspects of election administration and evaluate election preparedness, especially in battleground jurisdictions
—Create resources to assist election officials navigate complex and unfamiliar legal issues associated with transitioning to vote-by-mail, and other aspects of COVID-relevant election preparedness
—Collect and summarize news reports and other information on election preparations
The expected time commitment is flexible, but we generally ask volunteers to be able to contribute at least 5 hours per week. Those who contribute more time will have the opportunity to take on greater responsibility. If you have any questions, please email Garrett Jensen (
*The Project will be onboarding volunteers on a rolling, as-needed basis. Please share!
**For Stanford students (undergraduate, law, or graduate) a Policy Lab is being offered fall 2020 for course credit and is a continuation of the Healthy Elections Project.
Are you a student?
Yes, an undergraduate student
Yes, a law student
Yes, a GSE graduate student
Yes, a Public Policy graduate student
Hours you are able to commit per week?
I am not sure yet.
Are you interested in being a team leader? (10 hour weekly time commitment)
Do you have special knowledge or experience we should know about?
Time zone preference
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