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Access to the vote in the 2006 midterm election : evidence from the 2006 Cooperative Congressional Election Study

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dc.contributor.advisor Steven Ansolabehere. en_US
dc.contributor.author Green-Atchley, Samantha (Samantha Welch Harrison) en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Political Science. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-07T19:14:05Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-07T19:14:05Z
dc.date.copyright 2007 en_US
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/43192
dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Political Science, 2007. en_US
dc.description MIT Institute Archives copy: pages 41-56 bound in reverse order. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 53-56). en_US
dc.description.abstract The 2000 and 2004 U.S. national elections were plagued by problems which caused a significant number of citizens to be effectively denied access to the vote. This paper uses data from the 2006 Cooperative Congressional Election Study (CCES) public opinion poll to measure whether certain electoral problems persisted in the 2006 midterm elections. Of particular concern are whether voters were asked to show photo ID in order to vote, whether voters experienced problems with their registrations upon attempting to vote, what demographic groups experienced these problems most frequently, and what remedies were offered to such voters. Additionally, public opinion on whether all voters should be required to show photo IDs in order to vote and on whether polling stations were well operated in this election is also examined. The data shows that while significant percentages of CCES respondents experienced registration problems when voting and/or were asked to show photo ID before voting almost no respondents were prevented from casting ballots. Respondents showed overwhelming support for measures which would require all voters to show photo ID before voting, though this support varied significantly by party ID. Finally, respondents were overwhelmingly pleased with how their polling stations were operated during this election and very few of them were forced to wait in long lines before voting. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Samantha Green-Atchley. en_US
dc.format.extent 56 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582 en_US
dc.subject Political Science. en_US
dc.title Access to the vote in the 2006 midterm election : evidence from the 2006 Cooperative Congressional Election Study en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Political Science. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 256062224 en_US


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