Thad's primary research interest is in the administration of elections and the implementation of voting technologies. He coauthored Point, Click, and Vote: The Future of Internet Voting (2004, Brookings Institution Press) with Mike Alvarez at Caltech and is currently writing a book examining electronic voting for the Princeton University Press.
He has several working papers on election administration that can be found on the Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project's website. These papers examine issues associated with the difficulties of administering elections at poll sites, the difficulties associated with voting encountered by UOCAVA voters-voters who live overseas or are in the military (or are military dependents). A report he coauthored on public attitudes toward electronic voting, published by CPPA.