About this site

The Election Academy is the blog of the Program for Excellence in Election Administration at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. The program’s mission is to identify, recruit and train the next generation of election officials across the United States.

The blog intended to support those efforts by serving as a place where members of the election community can learn about new developments in the field and explore how current events relate to the developing profession of election administration.

Readers who find the content compelling may want to consider the University’s Certificate in Election Administration program, which provides students with opportunities to study different aspects of election, all leading toward a graduate-level certificate in election administration.

The Election Academy is published by the University of Minnesota Libraries and was redesigned in June 2015 by John Barneson (Publishing Services Developer) and Shane Nackerud (Publishing Services Lead Technologist).