Drawing on our broad expertise assessing how political institutions affect political participation in the American states, ElectionSmith, Inc. works with clients to provide detailed empirical analysis, research reports, and expert witness declarations and affidavits. Over the years we have provided empirical work in lawsuits dealing with ballot measures (initiatives and referendums), including signature gathering and petitioning, ballot titling, and campaign finance disclosure laws. We also have provided empirical analyses in legal matters dealing with voting rights, redistricting laws, and candidate campaign financing in the American states.
Drawing on 20 years of academic research, ElectionSmith specializes in data collection and analysis of a variety of issues related to electoral politics in the American states. Led by Dr. Daniel A. Smith, University of Florida Research Foundation Professor (2010-2012) of Political Science and past Director of the Political Campaigning Program, the talented team at ElectionSmith has assisted petitioners and respondents in numerous local, state, and federal cases around the country. Dr. Smith’s empirical research and expert testimony has shaped the decisions of cases decided by Florida courts, the Colorado Supreme Court, the Maryland Court of Appeals, the 9th, 10th, and 11th United States Courts of Appeal, and even the Supreme Court of the United States, in the 2010 case, Doe v. Reed. Recently, his research on election law and voting rights in Florida was featured in the New York Times, MSNBC ‘s Rachel Maddow Show, The Nation, and dozens of other outlets.
Dr. Smith’s C.V., which includes a list of his publications as well as clients and related court cases, is available here.