Center for American Politics and Citizenship
The Center for American Politics and Citizenship (CAPC) is a non-partisan Government and Politics research center at the University of Maryland, College Park
The Center's stated mission is that it "provides citizens and policy-makers with research on critical issues related to the United States's political institutions, processes, and policies. CAPC is a non-partisan, non-profit research institution within the Department of Government and Politics of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park."
The organization is responsible for maintaining the Maryland Elections Center website, which provides resources to verify voter registration, locate polling places, and search the Maryland Campaign Finance Database online. The Center is also the conduit for its very own Maryland Internship program, which places qualified undergraduates in a variety of Government-related offices.
Board of directors
The Center for American Politic's Advisory Board governs by broad policies and objectives, formulated and agreed upon by the director and staff. These include assigning priorities and ensuring the organization's capacity to carry out programs by continually reviewing its work and assisting in all stages of development including building an endowment for academic chairs, fellowship programs, a Center library, and other programs.
- Paul S. Hernson, Ph.D., Director
- The Hon. Charles Thomas McMillen, Chair
- The Hon. Jack Buechner, Vice Chair
- Ms. Amy L. Tenney, Secretary
- The Hon. Michael E. Arrington
- Ms. Mimi Dawson
- Mr. Al From
- Ms. Karen L. Haas
- Ms. Monica M. Healy
- Mr. Gerard C. Higgins
- The Hon. John A. Hurson
- The Hon. Glenn F. Ivey
- Ms. Rosalie M. LaMonica
- Mr. Scott Richman
- Mr. Anthony J. Roda
- Ms. Susan W. Turnbull
- Senator Joseph Tydings
The Center also employs graduate research assistants as well as undergraduate research assistants.