The Bowen Center for Public Affairs is a national leader in applied election administration research. The Center works with several state and national organizations to assist in the oversight, accuracy, and transparency of democracy’s most essential institution: voting. At the Bowen Center for Public Affairs a team with multi-disciplinary skillsets collaborates to assist in the research of voting systems. The Center’s Voting System Technical Oversight Program provides essential research and support for the Indiana Election Division. The Center also assists in the facilitation of a national conversation among other voting administrators and specialists. In June of 2012 the Center hosted the State Certification Testing of Voting Systems National Conference in Indianapolis, where over 40 participants from 25 jurisdictions convened to discuss issues related to election administration.