Latest Research from the VTP

The Influence of Initiative Signature Gathering Campaigns on Political Participation (II)

Working Paper No.: 
45
Date Published: 
11/30/2005
Author(s): 
R. Michael Alvarez
Frederick J. Boehmke
Does direct democracy increase political participation?

Application of Lean Management Principles to Election Systems

Working Paper No.: 
42
Date Published: 
01/31/2006
Author(s): 
Tomer Posner
No abstract or file available.Lean was first adopted as a management technique for improving results in manufacturing environments. It is based on the 5 principles of identifying the Value to be created, mapping the Value-Stream (incremental addition of value), ensuring process Flow, orienting the process towards the Pull of the customer and finally eliminating all Waste through a process of continuous improvement. This framework is highly adaptable, and has been applied in recent years to non-manufacturing efforts, such as product development and the retail and service industries.

Essays on causal inference and political representation

Date Published: 
05/31/2007
Author(s): 
Delia Bailey
No abstract or file available.

Political Networks: When a Democrat Votes Republican"

Date Published: 
05/31/2007
Author(s): 
Betsy Sinclair
No abstract or file available.

Is It Better to be First or Last? The Ballot Order Effect

Working Paper No.: 
33
Date Published: 
06/30/2005
Author(s): 
Betsy Sinclair
No abstract available.

Where We Have Been, Where We Are Going: Project Update

Date Published: 
01/01/2003
Author(s): 
Voting Technology Project
Americans are proud of their democracy. But the controversy over the Florida election recount revealed profound flaws in the way we vote. Immediately after the 2000 election, the smooth transition of government, a hallmark of American democracy, seemed to hang on the workings of antiquated computer technology -- the punch card. Even more profoundly, the 2000 and 2002 elections both revealed that the electoral process itself is evolving due to the impact of new information technologies, especially computer literacy and accessibility.

Residual Vote in the 2004 Election

Author(s): 
Charles Stewart III
Journal: 
Election Law Journal
pp: 
158-169
Link to Article: 
Date Published: 
04/01/2006
No abstract available.

How Much is Enough? The 'Ballot Order Effect' and the Use of Social Science Research in Election Law Disputes

Author(s): 
R. Michael Alvarez
D.E. "Betsy" Sinclair
Richard L. Hasen
Journal: 
Election Law Journal
pp: 
40-56
Link to Article: 
Date Published: 
03/01/2006
No abstract available.

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