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  • Ansolabehere, Stephen (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2007-02)
    The Help America Vote Act hit a nearly fatal snag during the final stages of congressional negotiations over the bill in 2002. The problem? Voter identification requirements. Many conservatives in Congress insisted on the ...
  • Selker, Ted; Cohen, Sharon (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2005-05)
    As our voting systems have come to rely more deeply on computer technology there have been great opportunities to improve the voting process, however, recently computer scientists and the general public have become wary ...
  • Adida, Ben (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2006-08)
    Democracy depends on the proper administration of popular elections. Voters should receive assurance that their intent was correctly captured and that all eligible votes were correctly tallied. The election system as a ...
  • Alvarez, R. Michael (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2004-12-03)
    The 2004 election provided important lessons regarding the performance of voting technology, about continuing problems with voter registration and provisional balloting, issues with procedures and poll site voting practices, ...
  • Posner, Tomer (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2006-02)
    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 ...
  • Alvarez, R. Michael; Hall, Thad E.; Llewellyn, Morgan (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2006-07-17)
    Expanding the large literature which investigates the characteristics of citizen and voter trust in government we analyze the heretofore neglected topic of voter trust in the electoral process. In this paper, we present ...
  • Katz, Gabriel; Alvarez, R. Michael; Calvo, Ernesto; Escolar, Marcelo; Pomares, Julia (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2009-08-10)
    Using data from an e-voting experiment conducted in the 2005 Congressional Election in Argentina, we estimate the effect of different e-voting technologies on the likelihood that citizens cast their vote for different ...
  • Katz, Gabriel; Alvarez, R. Michael; Calvo, Ernesto; Escolar, Marcelo; Pomares, Julia (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2008-04)
    This paper presents the first study on the impact of different voting technologies on election outcomes in multi-party elections, analyzing data from a large-scale voting experiment conducted in the 2005 congressional ...
  • Alvarez, R. Michael; Katz, Gabriel; Llamosa, Ricardo; Martinez, Hugo E. (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2009-09)
    Electronic voting could increase citizens' electoral participation and trust in countries characterized by fragile democratic institutions and public discredit of the political system such as those in Latin America. This ...
  • Cohen, Sharon B. (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2005-05-19)
    Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) voting machine security has been a significant topic of contention ever since Diebold voting machine code turned up on a public internet site in 2003 and computer scientists at Johns Hopkins ...
  • Alvarez, R. Michael; Atkeson, Lonna Rae; Hall, Thad E. (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2009-08-10)
    Election administration is a highly complex process that involves multiple actors all working to achieve the goal of running an effective election. One critical technique for gathering the performance data needed to improve ...
  • Alvarez, R. Michael; Atkeson, Lonna Rae; Hall, Thad E.; Sinclair, J. Andrew (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2011-07)
    This paper examines public opinion on the effectiveness and consequences of voter identification laws in New Mexico. In particular, it focuses on the attitudes central to the court reasoning in the 2008 Supreme Court case ...
  • Alvarez, R. Michael (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2002-02-17)
    Does ballot design “matter”? Does the design of ballots influence how voters cast their ballots, and thereby affect the outcome of an election?
  • Levin, Ines (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2009-02)
    This bibliography lists a diversity of publications related to Instant Runoff Voting (IRV). This voting method is a particular type of Single Transferable Vote (STV), applied in single-seat elections. It is a sequential ...
  • Alvarez, R. Michael; Hall, Thad E. (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2008-05)
    Election reform has evolved since the 2000 election. One issue that has remained at the forefront of public debate is how to build confidence in the election process. The foundation for confidence is based on procedures ...
  • Selker, Ted (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2004-04-20)
    Computers are important in every aspect of modern life. Automative tabulating machines are designed to be the most consistent and reliable counting approach invented. Still, questions of reliability, security and auditability ...
  • Alvarez, R. Michael; Goodrich, Melanie; Hall, Thad E.; Kiewiet, D. Roderick; Sled, Sarah M. (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2003-11-06)
    The October 7, 2003 California Recall Election strained California’s direct democracy. In recent California politics there has not been a statewide election conducted on such short notice; county election officials were ...
  • Katz, Jonathan N.; Katz, Gabriel (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2009-05)
    Misreporting is a problem that plagues researchers that use survey data. In this paper, we give conditions under which misreporting will lead to incorrect inferences. We then develop a model that corrects for misreporting ...
  • Stewart III, Charles H. (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2009-09-16)
    My expertise is in trying to use data to identify where election problems lie in America, especially at a broad level --- such as comparing states with each other or comparing counties with each other. I know that the ...
  • Levin, Ines; Cohn, Gabe A.; Ordeshook, Peter C.; Alvarez, R. Michael (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2009-06-23)
    Between December 2007 and February 2009, Venezuelans participated twice in constitutional referenda where the elimination of presidential term limits was one of the most salient proposals. Assuming voter preferences did ...
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