Elections, Voting, Technology

The Future of Election Administration

Editors: Brown, Mitchell, Hale, Kathleen, King, Bridgett A. (Eds.)

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  • Presents comprehensive overview of the current field of election administration with contributions by both distinguished practitioners and academics
  • Adds to the extant knowledge on voting equipment, accessibility, security, election administrators, and the roles of different levels of government in conducting elections
  • Provides a platform for new research in the field of election sciences as it evolves and changes
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Stakeholders in the operation of American elections are keenly focused on policy reform, resource allocation, administrative professionalism, voter access and accessibility, equipment security, and system integrity. The Future of Election Administration is an edited volume that gathers the perspectives of today’s most forward-thinking practitioners and experts of policy, advocacy, and research about the importance of particular election practices, the professional and operational challenges that election administrators and voter registrars face, and emerging issues in the field. Through its combination of multiple perspectives to describe, analyze, and anticipate key dynamics and dilemmas as well as its emphasis on the practical aspects of administration, this book makes a unique contribution to the election administration literature.


About the authors

Mitchell Brown is Professor of Political Science at Auburn University, USA. Her scholarship focuses on empowerment processes for marginalized groups, including electoral strategies and program evaluation for public and nonprofit organizations. She contributes regularly to the CERA program.

Kathleen Hale is Professor of Political Science and director of the graduate program in election administration at Auburn University, USA. She serves on the Election Center’s Board of Directors and the MIT Data and Election Sciences Lab advisory board, and directs Auburn University faculty in CERA, the national professional certification program for election officials established in partnership with the Election Center.

Bridgett A. King is Assistant Professor of Political Science and director of the MPA Program at Auburn University, USA. Her research focuses on political participation, voter disenfranchisement, and citizen perceptions of the electoral system. Formerly a voting rights researcher in the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University, she contributes regularly to the CERA program.


Reviews

“This volume has assembled state-of-the-art work by some of the very best election administration scholars. With extant theory as its foundation, this work exhibits the highest of thought and evidence on many challenging topics related to voting, including federalism, resources, professionalism, technology, and even the quality of democracy itself. In doing so, this work succeeds in both contextualizing election administration in the American political climate and illuminating a path forward for future research.” (Kyle L. Saunders, Professor, Political Science, Colorado State University, USA)

“Both The Future of Election Administration and its open access companion, The Future of Election Administration: Cases and Conversations provide a much-needed framework for organizing the multiple stakeholders in the field of election science. Combined, they highlight the pressing questions in the field, the progress that has been made, the experiences on the ground that make a difference, and the future challenges we face.” (Lonna Atkeson, Professor, Political Science, University of New Mexico, USA)

 

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-13

    King, Bridgett A. (et al.)

  • The Federal Response and New Considerations for Election Administration

    Pages 17-30

    King, Bridgett A.

  • Parties and Politics: The Evolution of Election Administration

    Pages 31-47

    Lewis, Doug

  • Accessible and Secure: Improving Voter Confidence by Protecting the Right to Vote

    Pages 49-58

    Hicks, Thomas

  • Challenges in Voter Registration

    Pages 59-82

    Merivaki, Thessalia (et al.)

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eBook $19.99
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Softcover $29.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Future of Election Administration
Editors
  • Mitchell Brown
  • Kathleen Hale
  • Bridgett A. King
Series Title
Elections, Voting, Technology
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-14947-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-14947-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-14946-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 361
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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