- Teaching voters new tricks: The effect of partisan absentee vote-by-mail get-out-the-vote efforts
- Youthful hours: Shifting poll-opening times manipulates voter demographics
- American Politics Research Special Issue
- Voting Lines, Equal Treatment, and Early Voting Check-In Times in Florida
- The Racial Context of Convenience Voting Cutbacks: Early Voting in Ohio During the 2008 and 2012 U.S. Presidential Elections
- Political Behavior of the American Electorate: Chapter: Turnout and Participation in Elections
- What Motivates People to Vote? The Role of Selfishness, Duty, and Social Motives When Voting
- Ideology, Vote Choice, and Bureaucracy Across Time: A Longitudinal Test of the Bureau Voting Model in the United States
- Postal delivery disruptions and the fragility of voting by mail: Lessons from Maine
- Seeing is Believing: An Experiment on Absentee Ballots and Voter Confidence: Part of Special Symposium on Election Sciences
- Choosing the Less Convenient Way to Vote: An Anomaly in Vote by Mail Elections
- Can States Promote Minority Representation? Assessing the Effects of the California Voting Rights Act
- The Role of Local Voting Rights for Non-Naturalized Immigrants: A Catalyst for Integration?
- Who is Left Out? The Process of Validating Voter Registration Applications: Part of Special Symposium on Election Sciences
- Framing Automatic Voter Registration: Partisanship and Public Understanding of Automatic Voter Registration: Part of Special Symposium on Election Sciences
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Social Science Space Articles
‘Scholars of Democracy’ Sign Statement to Support U.S. Voting Legislation
A collection of prominent American-based “scholars of democracy” – the majority of them political scientists – have signed a statement in support of the Freedom to Vote Act.
Returning Absentee Ballots during the 2020 Election – A Surprise Ending?
One of the most heavily contested voting-policy issues in the 2020 election, in both the courts and the political arena, […]
Can Civics Education Boost Youth Voting? Research Suggests No
New research shows that states that require civics courses do not necessarily have better test scores, more youth voting or young people volunteering at higher rates than other states
Beyond Plurality: Ideas for Replacing U.S. Electoral College
Political scientist Joshua Holzer identifies a number of proven electoral strategies used elsewhere that could replace the United States’ Electoral College.
Blessed are the Trusting, For They Are More Likely to Vote
Whomever they vote for, says Cary Wu, Americans who are trusting are more likely to have either cast their ballots already or will on election day than Americans who do not trust easily.
What Research Says About Voting by Mail (Spoiler: It’s Safe)
Evidence reviewed by a National Association of Public Administration working group finds that voting by mail is rarely subject to fraud, does not give an advantage to one political party over another and can in fact inspire public confidence in the voting process, if done properly.
Watch the Webinar: Mobilizing Young Voters Focus of 2020 David Lecture
Will the recent wave of youth activism in protesting racial injustice translate into higher turnout rates in the 2020 U.S. […]
- 56 Years from The Experiment
- Why We Are (and Should Be) Talking About Voting Rights Now from Five-Thirty-Eight
- Contemporary Challenge to Voting Rights: This ‘Debates over Diversity’ section from The Enduring Democracy, Sixth Edition by Kenneth J. Dautrich, David A. Yalof, and Christina E. Bejarano contains an overview of the issue with questions for critical thinking and discussion.