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Accessible elections : how the states can help Americans vote / Michael Ritter, Caroline J. Tolbert.

Author/creator Ritter, Michael
Other author/creatorTolbert, Caroline J.
Other author/creatorOxford University Press.
Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoNew York : Oxford University Press, 2020.
Descriptionpages cm
Supplemental Content Full text available from Oxford Scholarship Online
Supplemental Content Full text available from Oxford Scholarship Online Political Science
Contents The problem with voting in America -- Measuring accessible elections -- Why studying voting laws in not enough -- Accessible elections and voter turnout in the American states -- 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.
Abstract "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Access restrictionAvailable only to authorized users.
Technical detailsMode of access: World Wide Web
Genre/formElectronic books.
LCCN 2020022211
ISBN9780197537251 (hardback)

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