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Time-Shifting the Vote:
The Early Voting Revolution in American Election Administration

Location: Reed College, Gray Campus
Center Rooms C–D

Time: October 9–10

Friday, 9 October

7:45 AM Pickup at Benson Hotel

8:15-8:45 Breakfast

8:45-9:15 Introductions

Paul Gronke, John Fortier, Zachary Markovits
Participants will introduce themselves, their current positions, interest
areas, etc.

9:15-10:00 The State of the Early Voting World

Paul Gronke, (Early Voting Information Center and Pew),
James Hicks (MIT fmr. EVIC), Charles Stewart (MIT)

10:00-11:00 Lessons from the California Natural Experiment in Voting by Mail

Panel Chair: Paul Gronke or Zach Markovits

Elizabeth Bergman (CalState, East Bay), “Voting
Errors Using Vote by Mail”

Dari Sylvester (University of the Pacific),
“Mandatory Vote By Mail”

Thad Kousser (University of California, San Diego), “Get Out the Vote By Mail? Results from a Natural / Field Experiment”

11:15-11:30 Break

11:30-12:30 Constraints and Opportunities in the Legal and Administrative Environment

Panel Chair: John Fortier

Chris Mann (University of Miami), Rachel Sondheimer (West Point):
“Expectations and Reality About Early Voting Among Colorado Election Officials”

Chuck Bullock and Trey Hood (University of Georgia)
“Encouraging Early Voting in Georgia.”

Barry Burden, David Canon, Ken Mayer (University of Wisconsin)
“Early Voting and EDR in Wisconsin and Beyond”

12:30-1:30 Lunch buffet, Roundtable on Early Voting in Campaigns

Mark Wiener, Winning Mark
Chris Mann, University of Miami and formerly MSHC Partners
Paul Gronke, Pew and EVIC

1:30-2:15 Beyond Administration: Early Voting in Campaigns and in Society

Panel Chair John Fortier

Bob Stein (Rice University),
Early Voting and Campaign Costs

Martha Kropf (University of North Carolina, Charlotte),
Early Voting and Social Capital

2:15-3:15 Roundtable: How do (can?) Elections Administrators Plan for the Early Vote?

Chair: Paul Gronke

Discussants: Gary Smith, Forsyth County, GA; Dean Logan, Los Angeles County,
CA; Connie Schmidt, Election Center (fmr. Johnson County, KS); Donald Palmer,

3:15-3:30 Break

3:30-4:15 Metrics and Measurements: Two Recently Released Early Voting Datasets

Chair: Zachary Markovits

Nathan Cemenska (Ohio State University), Jan Leighley (University of Arizona),
and Jonathan Nagler (NYU)
Early, Absentee, and Non Precinct Voting Laws, 1972-2000: Report to the Pew Center on the States

Toby Moore, Research Triangle Institute
The Election Assistance Commission’s 2008 Statutory Review

4:15-5:30 Break

4:45-5:30 Optional Campus Tour led by Reed students

4:30-5:15 Optional Lecture by Linda Gordon, NYU History

(Sponsored by the Political Science and American Studies Departments)

Impounded: Dorothea Lange’s Censored Images of Japanese American Internment”

Saturday, 10 October

7:45 AM Pickup at the Benson Hotel

8:15-8:30 Breakfast at Gray Campus Center (GCC-C/D)

8:30-9:00 Metrics and Measurements Revisited: Barriers to Developing Comparable Measures of Early Voting

Roundtable discussion moderated by Paul Gronke

9:00-10:00 Brainstorming Session: What are the Metrics and Measurements We Have and Need to Track the Early Vote?

Session Leader Zachary Markovits

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-11:15 Brainstorming Session: What are Best Practices for Implementing and Administering Early Voting?

Session Leaders: John Fortier and Paul Gronke

11:15-12:00 Wrap Up: Where Do We Go From Here?

Paul Gronke, John Fortier, Zach Markovits