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Managing Polling Place Resources Report

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Charles Stewart III

Knight News Challenge on Voting and Elections

Knight News Challenge announced: The challenge is a collaboration between Knight Foundation, the Democracy Fund, Hewlett Foundation, and Rita Allen Foundation, all of which plan to contribute funds, expertise, and outreach as well as helping to review entries. What's at stake, for the winners, is a share of more than $3 million.

New MIT-led research effort applies the science of lines to the polling place

Now a unique MIT-led project aims to solve the problem of waiting in line by using Election Day field research to see exactly which parts of the voting process are causing the greatest bottlenecks.


EVOTE 2014 conference

Ron Rivest's paper will be presented at the conference:
EVOTE2014 takes place from October 28-31, 2014 in Castle Hofen in Lochau/Bregenz, Austria. 

Senate Rules and Administration committee @ 9:30am Eastern on May 14

Professor Charles Stewart III will be testifying before the Senate Rules and Administration committee at 9:30am Eastern Time on May 14th.  The hearings will be webcast live.  Professor Stewart will be producing some written testimony.

Practical End-to-End Verifiable Voting via Split-Value Representations and Randomized Partial Checking

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Ronald L. Rivest, MIT CSAIL
Michael O. Rabin, Harvard, SEAS, Columbia SEAS


We describe how to use Rabin's "split-value" representations, originally developed for use in secure auctions, to e

Voting Technology Project Election Toolkit

Election administrators face many challenges planning for and running elections. This website offers tools based on the expertise of election administrators, business managers, and social science researchers that can help election administrators plan and conduct elections.

Voting Made Safe and Easy: The Impact of e-voting on Citizen Perceptions

R. Michael Alvarez, Caltech
Ines Levin, University of Georgia
Julia Pomares, Center for Implementation of Public Policities Promoting Equity and Growth, Marcelo Leiras, Universidad de San Andres and Conicet
Political Science Research and Methods
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AbstractVoting technologies frame the voting experience. Different ways of presenting information to voters, registering voter choices and counting ballots may change the voting experience and cause individuals to re-evaluate the legitimacy of the electoral process. Yet few field experiments have evaluated how voting technologies affect the voting experience. This article uses unique data from a recent e-voting field experiment in Salta, Argentina to study these questions.

Waiting to Vote in 2012

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Charles Stewart III, MIT

Prepared for the conference on “The Voting Wars: Elections and the Law from Registration to Inauguration,” University of Virginia Law School, March 23, 2013, Charlottesville, Virginia.  This paper uses data from the 2008 and 2012 Survey of the Performance of American Elections, which was generously funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts, which bears no responsibility for the analysis found herein. Waiting in line to vote is one of the clichés of Election Day, whether the venue is Kenya or the United States.  The length of time waiting to vote has regularly been an issue in the voting wars of t


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