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  • 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 ...
  • Alvarez, R. Michael; Bailey, Delia; Katz, Jonathan N. (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2007-10)
    Since the passage of the “Help America Vote Act” in 2002, nearly half of the states have adopted a variety of new identification requirements for voter registration and participation by the 2006 general election. There has ...
  • Stein, Robert M. (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2013-09-04)
    The conduct of elections is constrained by a myriad of factors that vary greatly across the 3,000+ jurisdictions authorized to administered elections in the United States. Among these factors are anticipated and unanticipated ...
  • Alvarez, R. Michael; Ansolabehere, Stephen; Wilson, Catherine H. (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2002-06)
    For most Americans, voting requires two steps. First, an eligible citizen must register in some manner with an appropriate government agency. Second, once registered, the citizen can then cast a ballot on or before election ...
  • Hill, Sarah (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2006-07)
  • Stewart III, Charles H. (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2009-03-25)
    The 2000 election brought the issue of voting machine performance to national attention. According to the Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project (2001), up to 2 million votes were lost in 2000 owing to problems associated ...
  • Llewellyn, Morgan H.; Hall, Thad E.; Alvarez, R. Michael (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2009-04)
    A number of recent studies examine how confident voters are that their ballots are counted as intended in U.S. federal elections from 2000 to 2004. One consistent finding of these studies is that, relative to Democrats, ...
  • Hall, Thad E. (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2009-06)
    Since the 2000 presidential elections, the evolution of electronic technologies in American elections—from voting machines to computerized voter registries—has occurred within the context of a highly partisan, polarized, ...
  • Alvarez, R. Michael; Bailey, Delia; Katz, Jonathan N. (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2008-07)
    Ordinal variables — categorical variables with a defined order to the categories, but without equal spacing between them — are frequently used in social science applications. Although a good deal of research exists on the ...
  • Forsythe, Joy Marie (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2005-09)
    Voters are now demanding the ability to verify that their votes are cast and counted as intended. Most existing cryptographic election protocols do not treat the voter as a computationally-limited entity separate from the ...
  • Alvarez, R. Michael; Katz, Gabriel; Pomares, Julia (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2009-12-14)
    Having remained virtually unchanged since the enactment of universal and secret suffrage at the end of the nineteenth century, voting procedures are undergoing a radical transformation in many countries through the ...
  • Sinclair, Betsy; Hall, Thad E.; Alvarez, R. Michael (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2008-11-10)
    The flooding of New Orleans from Hurricane Katrina resulted in a massive and rapid exodus of individuals from New Orleans to locations around the United States. In the midst of the hurricane recovery, the City of New Orleans ...
  • Alvarez, R. Michael; Hall, Thad E.; Llewellyn, Morgan (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2006-07)
    Political equality is seen as an intrinsic normative principle for the adequate functioning of a democratic republic. However, it is well documented that in the United States there are many qualified citizens who do not ...
  • Alvarez, R. Michael; Sinclair, Betsy; Hasen, Richard L. (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2005-11)
    Previous empirical research and other related research from survey methodology holds that candidates listed first on an election ballot may gain some measure of advantage from this ballot placement. Using data from the 1998 ...
  • Boehmke, Frederick J.; Alvarez, R. Michael (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2005-03-21)
    Does direct democracy increase political participation? Rather than focus on state-level effects of the initiative process, this paper studies the effect of signature gathering campaigns on participation within a state. ...
  • Alvarez, R. Michael; Boehmke, Frederick J. (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2005-12-12)
    Does direct democracy increase political participation? Rather than focus on state-level effects of the initiative process, this paper studies the effect of signature gathering campaigns on participation within a state. ...
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