About EVIC

EVIC searches for common sense, non-partisan solutions to identified problems in election administration that are backed by solid empirical evidence and tailored to the conditions of the time and jurisdiction, and that may or may not include the administration of early voting.

In addition to our scholarly research, we have worked on projects with the Pew Center on the States, the Federal Election Assistance Commission, the Center for American Progress and a number of state and local elections offices. EVIC is proud to have co-hosted the inaugural Election Sciences, Reform, and Administration Conference in 2017.

The Team


EVIC Founder and Director: Paul Gronke

Professor of Political Science at Reed College in Portland, OR

Contact: paul@earlyvoting.net

Dr. Gronke studies American politics, specializing in convenience and early voting, election administration, public opinion, and elections. Gronke has published more than three dozen peer-reviewed articles, monographs, and reports on topics ranging from public opinion and trust in government, public opinion about government use of torture, congressional elections, early and no-excuse absentee voting, and automatic voter registration.

Gronke serves on the Advisory Board for the MIT Election Data Science Lab (MEDSL). EVIC is an affiliate institution of MEDSL, which produces research and compiles election data to improve election administration.

He also serves on the National Vote at Home Institute‘s Circle of Advisors to expand easier access to secure, cost-effective elections while improving voter turnout.

Professor Gronke’s academic credentials–including his curriculum vita, courses taught, and other research papers–can be found at his personal Reed web page.


EVIC Research Director: Paul Manson

PhD student and Senior Research Assistant at the Center for Public Service at Mark O. Hatfield School of Government, Portland State University

Paul Manson is a policy researcher who focuses on public involvement and participation technologies – systems used to collect, manage, and synthesize public perceptions and interests. His research on these technologies to understand how environmental debates are framed by the application of representational technologies. He has also research the role of public involvement in resilience and disaster recovery policy efforts in Oregon. Paul manages a series of election research projects with the Center for Public Service, with a focus on vote at home methods and voter registration efforts.