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Tova Andrea Wang

Democracy Fellow, The Century Foundation, New York, N.Y.

Tova Andrea Wang is a nationally known expert on election reform and political participation in the United States and internationally. She is Senior Democracy Fellow at Demos, a Fellow at The Century Foundation, and a consultant to organizations working to improve democracy around the world, such as the National Democratic Institute and The Carter Center. Her work focuses on primarily on voting rights and increasing political engagement, especially among immigrants, communities of color, ethnic minorities, and the poor. She was the Executive Director of The Century Foundation’s Post-2004 Election Reform Working Group, comprised of many of the preeminent election law scholars in the country. In 2001, she was staff person to the National Commission on Federal Election Reform, co-chaired by former Presidents Carter and Ford.  She is the author of numerous election reform reports.  Her commentary on this subject has appeared in numerous print media outlets and she has frequently appeared on national radio and television, including NBC’s the Today Show, ABC Nightly News, ABC Good Morning America, CBS Morning News, CNN, C-Span’s Washington Journal, MSNBC, CBS Evening News, and NPR. She has been a featured speaker at a number of national election reform conferences and forums and has provided her expertise to members of Congress and state legislators, as well as advocates and legislators from around the world.  Ms. Wang is an attorney and 1996 graduate of New York University School of Law, and a magna cum laude graduate of Barnard College of Columbia University.


•  Senior Democracy Fellow, Demos, Washington, D.C.
•  Consultant, International Elections Consultant, Washington, D.C.
•  Vice President for Research, Common Cause, Washington, D.C.
•  Deputy Director of Public Policy, The Kamber Group, New York, N.Y.
•  Independent Policy/Political Consultant, New York, N.Y. and Washington, D.C.


J.D., New York University School of Law
B.A., Barnard College, Columbia University


The Politics of Voter Suppression: Defending and Expanding Americans’ Right to Vote. Cornell University Press,  8/21/12.

Ensuring Access to the Ballot for American Indians and Alaska Natives: New Solutions for Improving American Democracy. Demos, 6/19/12.

From Citizenship to Voting: Improving Registration for New Americans. Demos, 12/11/11.

Voter Registration, Voting, and the Electoral Participation of Naturalized Citizens. Demos, 9/29/10.

Voting in 2010: Ten Swing States. Demos and Common Cause, 9/16/10.

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