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    • 19th Century Ballot Reform in California: A Study of the Huntington Library's Political Ephemera Collection 

      Goodrich, Melanie (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2008-11-30)
      Ballot reform is an important part of the American political process. During the 1800’s, ballots changed drastically. At the beginning of the century, voters wrote the names of the candidates for whom they wished to vote ...
    • 2008 Survey of the Performance of American Elections 

      Stewart III, Charles H. (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2009-07-19)
    • Access Versus Integrity in Voter Identification Requirements 

      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 ...
    • An Active Approach to Voting Verification 

      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 ...
    • Administration of Absentee Ballot Programs 

      Burden, Barry C. (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2013-07-15)
      1. Americans cast their ballots in three main ways: at a traditional neighborhood polling place on election day; early, in person at a government office or voting center; and absentee, which is usually submitted early by ...
    • Advances in Cryptographic Voting Systems 

      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 ...
    • American Elections: A Critical Moment for Research and Reform 

      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, ...
    • The American Internet Voter 

      Hall, Thad E.; Sinclair, Betsy (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2009-09)
      Since the creation of the Internet, there have been a seemingly never-ending number of books and analyses about the role of the Internet in Politics. Many of these books fail to keep in mind that the behavior of ...
    • Application of Lean Management Principles to Election Systems 

      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 ...
    • Are Americans Confident Their Ballots Are Counted? 

      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 ...
    • Assessing the Impact of E-Voting Technologies on Electoral Outcomes: an Analysis of Buenos Aires' 2005 Congressional Election 

      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 ...
    • Assessing the impact of voting technologies on multi-party electoral outcomes: the case of Buenos Aires’ 2005 Congressional Election 

      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 ...
    • Assessing voters' attitudes towards electronic voting in Latin America: Evidence from Colombia's 2007 e-voting pilot 

      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 ...
    • Auditing Technology for Electronic Voting Machines 

      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 ...
    • Auditing the Election Ecosystem 

      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 ...
    • The Balance Between Preventing Fraud and Ensuring Participation: Attitudes Towards Voter Identification in New Mexico 

      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 ...
    • Ballot Design Options 

      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?
    • Bibliography of Research Litera ture on Instant Runoff Voting (IRV) 

      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 ...
    • Building Secure and Transparent Elections Through Standard Operating Procedures 

      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 ...
    • Certification and Voting Software: Position Statement 

      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 ...