Election Law at Ohio State is committed to advancing the state of knowledge about election administration. Recent projects include State Election Landscapes: The Great Lakes States and the ALI Principles of Law volume on Election Administration.
The State Election Landscapes: The Great Lakes States project is a collaborative effort to fill the knowledge gap about the conduct of elections in the six Great Lakes States — Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. This project provides:
- narrative material about the legal setting of elections,
- links to important official information about the conduct of elections, and
- a visualization tool that helps display important statistical information about elections
The project was funded through the generosity of the Joyce Foundation and was overseen by the MIT Election Data and Science Lab, with substantive input from scholars at the Ohio State University (Edward B. Foley and Steven F. Huefner), the University of Minnesota (Doug Chapin), and the University of Wisconsin (Barry C. Burden).
Edward B. Foley and Steven F. Huefner, as Reporter and Associate Reporter, respectively, drafted this volume of the American Law Institute’s Principles of the Law in 2019. ALI notes that “Election administration is essential to the proper functioning of our democracy. This work focuses on two areas of great importance: non-precinct voting and the resolution of disputed elections.”