Election experiences panel

I’ve been asked about the Thursday 8 am panel. Here are the papers.

22-8 Election Experiences

Date: Thursday, April 2 8:00 am

Chair(s): Herbert Weisberg, Ohio State University

Paper(s): Paper 1: Voter ID in the 2008 General Election
This paper examines variations in the implementation of voter identification laws across the 50 states in the 2008 presidential election.
R. Michael Alvarez, California Institute of Technology
Andrew Sinclair, California Institute of Technology

Voter Confidence in the 2008 General Election
This paper examines the growing literature on voter confidence and considers the administrative, political, and socio-economic factors that affect whether a voter is confident that their ballot is counted accurately.
Morgan Llewellyn, California Institute of Technology
R. Michael Alvarez, California Institute of Technology

Paper 4. The Voting Experience: Precincts vs Absentee Voting
There is a large and growing literature on the precinct voting experience. Much less consideration has been given to the absentee voting experience. This paper compares the two to determine factors that affect the voting experience across modes.
Thad E. Hall, University of Utah

Voting Technology in the 2008 General Election
Voting technology has been a key issue in the study of election administration since the 2000 election. This paper examines how different voting technologies may affect the experience that voters have at the polls in the 2008 elections.
Charles Stewart, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Is There Racial Discrimination At The Polls?
This paper examines the critical question of whether black and white voters have similar experiences at the polls on election day and if there are systematic factors that explain these differences.
Stephen Ansolabehere, Harvard University

Discussant(s): Michael McDonald, George Mason University