Looking forward to this panel at Midwest Political Science Association Meetings

Friday, April 12 23-7

Race, Voting Procedures, and New Developments in Voting Rights10:25 am

Chair(s): Michael Herron, Dartmouth College
Paper(s): Racial Disparities in Provisional Ballot Rejection Rates
With data from the 2012 General Election and the 2012 Primary we study the rates at which provisional ballots cast in Florida are rejected. Our focus is determining the correlates of high rejection rates with a particular focus on race.
Michael Herron, Dartmouth College
Daniel A. Smith, University of Florida
Convenience Voting and Race in Florida
We examine the dynamics of early and absentee voting in Florida since 2006, and in light of recent changes to Florida law.
Charles H. Stewart, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Paul Gronke, Reed College
Language of Democracy: Impacts of Election Language Assistance on Political Behavior and Attitudes
The Voting Rights Act’s Section 203 requires election materials for linguistic minorities. Research has focused on turnout effects. We take a broader view of engagement to examine the impact of Section 203 on political behaviors and attitudes.
Christopher Baird Mann, University of Miami
Gabriel Sanchez, University of New Mexico
Rates of Possession of valid photo ID and public knowledge of Voter ID laws in PA and WI
This paper reviews the results of two large surveys in PA and WI and finds large percentages of otherwise eligible voters would be denied the right to vote in states with strict voter ID laws
Matt A. Barreto, University of Washington
Hannah Walker, University of Washington
Discussant(s): Rick Hasen, University of California, Irvine

Senate Judiciary Committee on Voting Rights

Honored to be mentioned by US Senator Bill Nelson in his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee in today’s hearing on Voting Rights. The research that he mentioned, which I coauthored with Michael Herron at Dartmouth College, is available here.