Election SOS and the American Press Institute are partnering to provide a Trusted Elections Expert Network. This database is designed for you to quickly find vetted, non-partisan diverse election experts across a variety of topics to call on for sources and for support. The searchable directory is sorted by location, expertise, election topic, and language.
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Executive Director / Chicago Votes
Founder and Director of the Dangerous Speech Project | Faculty Associate / Harvard University's Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Security
Executive Director / Common Cause New York
Interim Executive Director / Common Cause Pennsylvania
John L. Senior Professor of American Institutions / Cornell University
Senior Advisor and Director / Defending Democratic Institutions Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
Director of Voting and Elections / Common Cause
Senior Advisor, Elections / Democracy Fund
Terry Ao Minnis
Senior Director of Census and Voting Programs / Advancing Justice | AAJC
Theodore T. Allen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor with Tenure at The Ohio State University, Integrated Systems Engineering and President / factSpread
Thessalia Merivaki, PhD
Assistant Professor in American Politics / Mississippi State University
Former U.S. Congressman (MO), Advisor to Protect Democracy & member of the National Task Force on Election Crises / Protect Democracy
This list is informed by Hearken ElectionSOS and API’s Trusted Elections Network. The American Press Institute’s Trusted Elections Network was a 2020 initiative comprised of a separate private network that connected both journalists and experts to better understand and cover elections, consider strategies for addressing persistent misinformation challenges, and provided journalists with relevant expertise in real-time to strengthen election coverage this year.
Election SOS has expanded this network since 2020, adding 50+ more experts in 2022.
Election SOS’ Trusted Election Experts are selected by the Election SOS outreach team. We invite scholars, advocates, attorneys, journalists, and anyone who has a verifiable body of work behind their opinions, to join the network. The experts are identified by their relevant expertise, their availability, and their commitment to benefitting the public good. No compensation is exchanged for the experts’ time, and it is up to the individual to respond to requests as they are able. The team finds our trusted experts through various means including their professional and personal networks, following the news, researching university and think tank websites, and recommendations from reliable sources. We look for people and organizations that demonstrate accountability and transparency in their research, meet our program objective to represent a variety of voices, and rely on our own journalistic instincts when vetting them as trustworthy.
If you or someone you know want to contribute your expertise to the Election SOS Trusted Election Expert Network please contact firstname.lastname@example.org