Columbia University's faculty and researchers do academic work on current issues related to the 2020 elections. This site will highlight some of that work and offer a way for journalists to search for Columbia University experts for their reporting.
“If you believe in freedom of speech and open debate, and you believe in a democratic system of self-government, you have to have a vote. You have to have some way in which to manifest the public will.”
—Lee C. Bollinger, President, Columbia University and co-chair, the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Committee on the Future of Voting
Voting rights expert Myrna Pérez (Columbia Law ’03) says voters need “lots of options” to make sure everyone can cast a ballot safely, in person or otherwise.
Michael Waldman (CC '82), a constitutional lawyer, discusses voting rights with Columbia College Today.