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  • Alvarez, R. Michael; Katz, Jonathan N.; Hill, Sarah A. (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2005-09-20)
    The counting of ballots, especially punchcard ballots, has received a great deal of attention in the years following the 2000 presidential election in Florida. Much of the research literature has focused on various measures ...
  • Alvarez, R. Michael; Levin, Ines; Sinclair, J. Andrew (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2010-03-15)
    In this study we analyze the choice of voting mode in the 2008 presidential election. We use a large-sample survey with national coverage that allows us to overcome limitations of previous studies. Our analysis provides a ...
  • Alvarez, R. Michael (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2009-12-11)
    The 2000 presidential election was one of the closest elections in American history. A margin of about 550,000 votes separated Al Gore from George Bush, only about 0.52% of votes cast. And despite the fact that Gore received ...
  • Levin, Ines; Alvarez, R. Michael (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2009-06-20)
    In this paper we study the causal effect of voter confidence on participation decisions in the 2006 Mexican Election. Previous research has shown that voter confidence was a relevant factor in explaining participation ...
  • Grigg, Delia (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2005-08)
    In the wake of the 2000 election, the importance of knowing the impact of voting equipment on the number of uncounted ballots became evident. Using data from the 1988-2004 presidential elections, this paper estimates the ...
  • Stewart III, Charles H. (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2005-09-04)
    This paper summarizes what systematic evidence exists about the performance of the American voting process in 2004 and proposes a comprehensive system of performance measures that would allow citizens and officials to ...
  • Alvarez, R. Michael; Hall, Thad E.; Roberts, Brian F. (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2007-03-08)
    During the 2000 presidential election controversy in Florida, the ballots submitted by individuals living overseas—especially military voters—were seen as crucial to the election outcome as the margin of potential victory ...
  • Alvarez, R. Michael; Hopkins, Asa; Sinclair, Betsy (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2008-06-28)
    This paper examines the effect of an entire campaign using a randomized field experiment here the treatment consists of campaign decisions made by a campaign manager. In contrast to the majority of the field experiments ...
  • Bruck, Shuki; Jefferson, David; Rivest, Ronald L. (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2001-08-18)
    We present a “modular voting architecture” in which “vote generation” is performed separately from “vote casting.”
  • Atkeson, Lonna Rae; Bryant, Lisa A.; Hall, Thad E.; Saunders, Kyle L.; Alvarez, R. Michael (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2007-11)
    In democratic societies there is a tension between maximizing ballot access and minimizing voter fraud. Since the 2000 presidential election, this tension has been central to discussions about election reform, at the ...
  • Liburd, Soyini D. (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2004-05-20)
    The ballot battles of the 2000 US Presidential Election clearly indicate that existing voting technologies and processes are not sufficient to guarantee that every eligible voter is granted their right to vote and implicitly ...
  • Rivest, Ronald L. (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2007-04-29)
    We address the problem of auditing an election when precincts may have different sizes, and suggest methods for picking a sample of precincts to audit that takes precinct size into account. one method yields optimal auditing ...
  • Rivest, Ronald L.; Popa, Raluca A.; Aslam, Javed A. (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2007-04-22)
    We consider the problem of statistical sampling for auditing elections, and we develop a remarkably simple and easily-calculated upper bound for the sample size necessary for determining with probability at least c whether ...
  • Selker, Ted; Hockenberry, Matt; Goler, John; Sullivan, Shawn (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2005-02)
    This paper demonstrates opportunities for reducing errors with orienting graphical interfaces for voting. We have built many interfaces to explore opportunities for keeping voters aware of selections they have made and are ...
  • Sances, Michael W.; Stewart III, Charles H. (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2014-06-01)
    To what degree is voter confidence in election procedures driven by satisfaction with the outcome of an election, as opposed to trust in government or objective features of the polling place, such as voting technology? ...
  • Shen, Emily (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2013-02)
    We present new results in the areas of cryptography and voting systems. 1. Pattern matching encryption: We present new, general definitions for queryable encryption schemes – encryption schemes that allow evaluation of ...
  • Katz, Gabriel (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2009-03)
    This paper implements a unified model of individual abstention and vote choice to analyze policy-based alienation and indifference in Brazil’s 2002 presidential election. The results indicate that both alienation and ...
  • Alvarez, R. Michael (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2005-10-06)
    The Help America Vote Act (HAVA), passed in 2002, requires that states implement "...a single, uniform, official, centralized, interactive computerized statewide voter registration list defined, maintained, and administered ...
  • Rivest, Ronald L.; Rabin, Michael O. (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2014-04-03)
    We describe how to use Rabin's "split-value" representations, originally developed for use in secure auctions, to efficiently implement end-to-end verifiable voting. We propose a simple and very elegant combination of ...
  • Rivest, Ronald L.; Rabin, Michael O. (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2014-05-12)
    Continuing the work of Rabin and Rivest we present another simple and fast method for conducting end to end voting and allowing public verification of correctness of the announced vote tallying results. This method was ...
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