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The Legal Context of Turnout: Voter Registration and Voting Innovations

Jan E. Leighley and Jonathan Nagler

in Who Votes Now?: Demographics, Issues, Inequality, and Turnout in the United States

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159348
eISBN:
9781400848621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159348.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter considers the electoral impact the new, wider array of voter registration and election administration laws using a new data set collected on state electoral rules between 1972 and 2008. ... More


Accessible Elections and Campaign Mobilization

Michael Ritter

in Accessible Elections: How the States Can Help Americans Vote

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780197537251
eISBN:
9780197537282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197537251.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Beyond voting, can state convenience voting methods and election administration quality impact voter turnout by shaping the voter recruitment strategies of political campaigns? Using 2010, 2012, and ... More


Accessible Elections and Voter Turnout

Michael Ritter

in Accessible Elections: How the States Can Help Americans Vote

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780197537251
eISBN:
9780197537282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197537251.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 4 evaluates the impact of convenience voting laws (in-person early voting, no-excuse absentee/mail voting, and same day registration) and election administration on individual-level voter ... More


Who Votes Now?: Demographics, Issues, Inequality, and Turnout in the United States

Jan E. Leighley and Jonathan Nagler

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159348
eISBN:
9781400848621
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159348.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book compares the demographic characteristics and political views of voters and non-voters in U.S. presidential elections since 1972 and examines how electoral reforms and the choices offered by ... More


Accessible Elections to Help Poor People

Michael Ritter

in Accessible Elections: How the States Can Help Americans Vote

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780197537251
eISBN:
9780197537282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197537251.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Inequality in who votes matters. People with lower incomes are significantly less likely to participate in elections, creating a class bias in the electorate. Even if overall voter participation ... More


Early Bird Special: Convenience Voting in Florida’s 2016 General Election

Daniel A. Smith, Dillon Boatner, Caitlin Ostroff, Pedro Otálora, and Laura Uribe

in Florida and the 2016 Election of Donald J. Trump

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813056234
eISBN:
9780813058047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056234.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines how Floridians have changed their voting habits in the recent elections to rely heavily on early in-person voting and absentee voting.A majority of Floridians now vote before ... More


Voting Rights, Election Administration, and Turnout for Racial Minorities

Michael Ritter

in Accessible Elections: How the States Can Help Americans Vote

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780197537251
eISBN:
9780197537282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197537251.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Race and ethnicity group identity also shape participation in politics, with non-Hispanics whites being the most likely to vote in U.S. elections over time. Can accessible elections shrink turnout ... More


Why Studying State Voting Laws Is Not Enough

Michael Ritter

in Accessible Elections: How the States Can Help Americans Vote

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780197537251
eISBN:
9780197537282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197537251.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Early studies of the effects of voter laws on turnout often showed that early voting, absentee, and mail voting had limited impacts on voter turnout, with only same day registration consistently ... More


Conclusion: How the States Can Help Americans Vote

Michael Ritter

in Accessible Elections: How the States Can Help Americans Vote

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780197537251
eISBN:
9780197537282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197537251.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 8 reviews the main findings of the book and identifies areas for future research. The general findings indicate that each of the state convenience voting laws (in-person early voting, ... More


Measuring Accessible Elections

Michael Ritter

in Accessible Elections: How the States Can Help Americans Vote

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780197537251
eISBN:
9780197537282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197537251.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 2 develops the accessible elections theoretical framework used throughout the study. To evaluate the framework, the chapter discusses data to measure state voting and registration laws, ... More


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