- Election Initiatives
- The Pew Charitable Trusts
Zachary S. Markovits is a manager of Election Initiatives where he leads Pew’s elections performance portfolio.
Markovits oversees research and works with states to assess election performance and to produce an election-performance index to provide policy makers and election officials with tools that measure how well voting processes work in America. He regularly engages with state policy makers and has been a featured speaker at conferences across the country on where reforms are needed and how to enact important changes.
Prior to joining Pew, Markovits worked out of the University of California’s Survey Research Center conducting research on polling place efficiency in Bay Area elections. Previously, he served as a community organizer for the Elmwood Collaborative, a community development corporation in Providence, Rhode Island.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Brown University and a master’s degree in public policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley.