As the biggest state in the country, the methodology California uses to elect its representatives is vitally important to democracy in America. The very fact that such fundamental dials in our democracy are being played with is enough.
Voter Turnout articles on Democracy Chronicles
Voter turnout is about the percentage of eligible voters who cast a ballot in an election and can be based on who is eligible to vote, something that varies by country. Also see our section on American democracy and our articles on Voter Suppression or Voter Access.
For far too long, voter suppression, systemic barriers, and lack of engagement have stifled political participation
I had the pleasure of sitting down with Robert Wiblin of 80,000 Hours to talk about The Center for Election Science and voting methods. Like many 80,000 Hours interviews—which is a great podcast to listen to in general—this interview was long and detailed.
Both chambers of the New Jersey State Legislature will consider a bill today that establishes automatic voter registration
The following piece was originally published at the Studies in Indian Politics think tank and was written
In one precinct in Thomas County, Georgia not one person exercised their civic duty and cast a ballot
A growing body of research indicates there might also be a need to get more STEM majors to go to the polls
One way to increase the number of voices in our local democracy is to adopt automatic voter registration
Switzerland is a semi-direct, not a purely parliamentary democracy and has no alternation in power between government and opposition parties
The study published in American Politics Research, examines electoral data and considers how voter psychology may impact election results