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Introduction

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/9780691159348.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to examine voter turnout in every U.S. presidential election from 1972 through 2008 in order to address four questions regarding the ... 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


The Politics of Voter Suppression: Defending and Expanding Americans' Right to Vote

Tova Andrea Wang

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450853
eISBN:
9780801466038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450853.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book examines the history of how U.S. election reforms have been manipulated for partisan advantage and establishes a new framework for analyzing current laws and policies. The book finds that ... 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


Arguments for Change: Partisan Interests and Expectations about Process

Shaun Bowler and Todd Donovan

in The Limits of Electoral Reform

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199695409
eISBN:
9780191751486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695409.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the public arguments found in dozens of referendum campaigns where voters were asked to make decisions on electoral reform matters. These arguments of reform advocates –at times ... More


The Voter Inclusion Principle

Tova Andrea Wang

in The Politics of Voter Suppression: Defending and Expanding Americans' Right to Vote

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450853
eISBN:
9780801466038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450853.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the development of the voter inclusion principle. Election law should be used to encourage and boost voter participation, not make it unnecessarily difficult, or serve as a ... 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


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


Accessible Elections: How the States Can Help Americans Vote

Michael Ritter and Caroline J. Tolbert

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780197537251
eISBN:
9780197537282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197537251.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book explores the wide variation across states in convenience voting methods—absentee/mail voting, in-person early voting, same day registration—and provides new empirical analysis of the ... More


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