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  • New Virtual Special Issue: Elections During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Election Law Journal is committed to informing the electoral process at all stages and under all circumstances. In anticipation of the publication of our September 2020 Special Section on Elections in the Time of COVID-19 and to help inform the conversation on the topic itself, we have opened up access to research from our archive that is relevant to the issue of casting ballots during a pandemic. Read Now

Aims & Scope


Election Law Journal: Rules, Politics, and Policy (ELJ) provides global, interdisciplinary coverage of election law, policy, and administration. As the first journal focused on this specialized area of law, it provides exclusive access to historic developments and election reforms that are impacting international elections today. The Journal addresses everything from federal to local election laws with insightful analysis from the top scholars in the field, as well as perspectives from practitioners and elected officials. This is the essential legal resource for election officials, campaign fundraisers, and political consultants at every level of government.

Election Law Journal: Rules, Politics, and Policy coverage includes:

  • Election reform
  • Contested elections
  • Redistricting and reappointment
  • Election monitoring
  • Campaign finance regulation
  • Voting technology
  • Regulation of political parties
  • Ballot access
  • Initiatives and other ballot propositions
  • Voting rights
  • Term limits
  • The internet and political campaigns
  • Lobbying and ethics reform

Election Law Journal: Rules, Politics, and Policy is under the editorial leadership of Editor-in-Chief David Canon, University of Wisconsin, and other leading investigators. View the entire editorial board.

Audience: Political scientists, election lawyers, political advisors, among others

Indexed/Abstracted in:

  • Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Westlaw
  • Scopus
  • International Political Science Abstracts
The views, opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations set forth in any Journal article are solely those of the authors of those articles and do not necessarily reflect the views, policy or position of the Journal, its Publisher, its editorial staff or any affiliated Societies and should not be attributed to any of them.