Here’s a Q&A, between myself, Francisco Cantu and Sebastian Saiegh, regarding the current elections in Argentina.
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A piece in this morning’s NY Times asks the question, “Why Must Voting Be So Hard?” While the piece focuses on Texas, the question is one that applies nationally. For some solutions and ways to make voting easier, see the study that the VTP published after the 2012 presidential elections, “Voting: What Has Changed, What [...]
Here is the first issue of JETS, “The USENIX Journal of Election Technology and Systems.” A nice collection of articles representing the cutting edge of research in voting technology!
It seems that there will be recall elections in Colorado soon, according to reports in the news (“Facing a Recall After Supporting Stronger Gun Laws in Colorado”). That reminded me of a post I wrote back in 2011, when recall elections in Wisconsin were in the news. That post was about the research that was [...]
A new Gallup poll, just released, finds that 64% of American’s don’t want their kids to go into politics as a career. There are two interesting patterns reported in the Gallup data. The first is a sizable order effect: When Gallup asks about a daughter going into politics first, 37% say they would like to [...]
According to this story, at least two states are moving quickly in the wake of the recent SCOTUS decision in the Shelby County v. Holder case. Here are two key paragraphs from this story: Within hours, Texas officials said that they would begin enforcing a strict photo identification requirement for voters, which had been blocked [...]
Here is the link to the Carter Center’s preliminary report on the recent elections in Venezuela.
There’s going to be a workshop before APSA on Electoral Integrity, organized by the Electoral Integrity Project. Here’s additional information about the workshop.
The preliminary program for the American Political Science Association’s annual meeting is available. There are a number of panels that should be of interest for those who study election forensics and election integrity. First, there is a panel in the methodology division chaired by Ines Levin on “Methods for Detecting Voter Fraud.” Second, there’s a [...]
While SCOTUS is having a busy week, there are a number of important reactions to yesterday’s Shelby County v. Holder decision, now that folks have had a chance to read the decision in depth and reflect upon the implications of the decision. Coverage in the media today notes that this decision will have immediate implications; [...]