Fors Marsh Group Awarded Contract to Improve the American Voting Experience
Fors Marsh Group (FMG) was awarded a 3-year contract to provide strategic assistance and survey improvement support for the United States Election Assistance Commission’s (EAC) 2020 Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS).
The findings from the EAVS data play a vital role in administering elections. The data are used to identify changing voter needs and identify resources required to improve election administration and voter experiences. This survey enables the EAC to investigate the election process and management challenges faced in election administration.
“We look forward to applying our election expertise and leadership to enable the EAC team to improve voter experiences and support election administrators across the United States,” said Justin Baer, FMG’s Vice President of Public Policy Evaluation. “Partnering with organizations like EAC further our mission of infusing science into the evaluation of public programs and policies to better serve the community.”
Building off previously conducted research, FMG will assess the performance of the 2018 online survey instrument, identify areas for improvement, and update the survey with improved functionality.
“FMG’s experience overseeing the 2016 and 2018 EAVS positions us well to continue this important work,” said Doug Chapin, FMG’s Director of Elections Research. “FMG’s elections team has a clear grasp of what is necessary to successfully update the survey, and we aim to develop a plan that not only ensures improvements in data quality and completeness but also makes it easier for state and local election offices to participate in this important effort.”