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Accessible elections : how the states can help Americans vote

Author: Michael Ritter, (Assistant professor of political science); Caroline J Tolbert
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2021]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the wake of the 2020 covid-19 public health crisis, U.S. governors have taken on a new leadership role. Under federalism, state governments have led the fight to limit the spread of the disease with policies ranging from banning large gatherings, to closing schools, restaurants and bars, and non-essential businesses-profoundly changing daily routines and the economy. But before the health crisis state  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ritter, Michael,
Accessible elections
New York : Oxford University Press, 2020.
(DLC) 2020022212
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Ritter, (Assistant professor of political science); Caroline J Tolbert
ISBN: 9780197537251 0197537251
OCLC Number: 1156429588
Description: xv, 207 pages : illustrations, charts ; 25 cm
Contents: The problem with voting in America --
Measuring accessible elections --
Why studying state voting laws in not enough --
Accessible elections and voter turnout --
Accessible elections to help poor people --
Voting rights, election administration, and turnout for racial minorities --
Accessible elections and campaign mobilization --
Conclusion: how the states can help Americans vote.
Responsibility: Michael Ritter and Caroline J. Tolbert.

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"In the wake of the 2020 covid-19 public health crisis, U.S. governors have taken on a new leadership role. Under federalism, state governments have led the fight to limit the spread of the disease with policies ranging from banning large gatherings, to closing schools, restaurants and bars, and non-essential businesses-profoundly changing daily routines and the economy. But before the health crisis state governments were leading the way in making it easier to vote in elections in an effort to strengthen democratic government. This book explores the wide variation across states in convenience voting methods-absentee/mail voting, in-person early voting, same day registration-and provides new empirical analysis of the beneficial effects of these policies, not only in increasing voter turnout overall, but for disadvantaged groups"--

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A comprehensive overview of the impact of state election laws and administration on voter turnout in the United States. This volume provides citizens and political leaders with much needed guidance Read more...

 
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