Center for Election Confidence (formerly known as Lawyers Democracy Fund) seeks to promote trust in the electoral process. One way CEC supports fair and accurate elections is engaging strategically in litigation: filing amicus curiae briefs and financially supporting legal challenges.

Promoting Confidence in Elections

Clear Rules

The rules governing an election should be clear, established well in advance, and designed to address the many different situations and eventualities that may occur during a voting process.

Easy to Understand

If voters perceive the electoral process as confusing, ripe for manipulation, or susceptible to fraud, they lack the confidence to vote.


The rules and processes of an election should be entirely transparent, well-publicized, and widely known and understood. Observation of every step of the process should be allowed and encouraged.