The UChicago Election Hub is a one-stop resource for journalists covering the 2020 election. The site includes faculty experts on election and policy issues, polling data and research, as well as feature stories, resources for students and upcoming virtual events. Reporters can contact Colleen Mastony and Mary Naset to arrange interviews with experts, all of whom are part of the UChicago Academic Communicators Network.

Election Experts


William Howell

Professor in American Politics, director of the Center for Effective Government and expert on presidential power


Ruth Bloch Rubin

Expert on legislative institutions, political parties, and American political development

Voting Access

Reuben Jonathan Miller

Expert on civic engagement of formerly incarcerated individuals

Legal Challenges

Jonathan Masur

Expert on regulatory and administrative law

Data & Polling

Nico Marchio

Expert on polling, data and elections

Polling and Policy Research





Politics & Economy

Do Elections Matter? Most Voters Think This One Will.

Voters agree that the country is greatly divided over important values. They disagree on many issues, including the value of diversity and the health of American democracy. 

Unmasking Partisanship: How Polarization Influences Public Responses to Collective Risk

Political polarization and competing narratives can undermine public policy response to collective risk, especially in periods of crisis, when political actors have incentives to manipulate public perceptions. 

How Feasible Are Policies to Mitigate Climate Change?

Feature Stories

Latest features, research, and Q&A’s from across campus.

What Russian election interference might look like in 2020

What does Vladimir Putin have to gain from meddling? Konstantin Sonin explains.

Does the Electoral College need to be reformed?

UChicago Scholar discusses ways to make voting process more democratic

Kids debate shows candidates what civil discourse looks like 

Nonprofit founded by UChicago alumni teaches students essential skills through mock debate

Staying safe on Election Day 

UChicago Medicine infectious diseases expert shares tips for safely voting during a pandemic


Latest episodes from the UChicago Podcast Network

Why Governments Share Their Secrets—And When They Don’t, with Austin Carson 

October Surprises and the 2020 Election 

Student Resources

Schools and Divisions

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