III. Research and Report Summaries
Voting: What's Changed, What Hasn't and What Needs Improvement - CalTech/MIT Voting Technology Project (VTP), October 2012: This report follows up the VTP’s 2001 report What Is, What Could Be, issued in the aftermath of the 2000 elections. The authors both look back at the past decade in election administration as well as look forward and continue to provide scientific analysis regarding voting technology and election administration.
National Primary Turnout Hits New Record Low – Curtis Gans, Bipartisan Policy Center, October 10, 2012:Voter turnout in the 2012 statewide primaries – for president, governor and U.S. Senate – hit a new record low at 17.3 percent of eligible citizens. Fifteen of 41 states in which both parties held primaries saw record low turnout.
Election Fraud and Electoral Integrity – edited by Ines Levin and R. Michael Alvarez, Political Analysis, 2012: This set of papers focuses on both statistical approaches to detecting electoral fraud and developing methods that study electoral data and polling closely.
The Voting Rights Act of 1965: Where Do We Go From Here? - Rutgers Law Review, Volume 64, Summer 2012, Issue 4: This volume focuses on the effect of the Voting Rights Act almost fifty years after its passage.