Working Group on Protecting and Expanding the Right to Vote

     

Mission:

In the federal courts, Congress, and many state legislatures, debates are raging about voter rights and election procedures. Members of this Working Group track controversies and developments at the national and state level and empirically assess the impact (or potential impact) of various kinds of procedural rules – including voter ID laws, shifts in the days and hours when voters can cast ballots, and measures such as online registration and same-day voter registration. Which reforms restrict access to the voting booth, and which reforms enlarge access? Which reforms boost participation by those formerly not engaged, and thus promote equality of ballot access? Working Group members write briefs, OpEds, and memos to inform legislators, civic groups, and the public; and they are making special efforts to identify states considering reforms to enlarge voter rights and equalize election participation, in order to help policymakers and citizen leaders in those states understand which reforms are most likely to achieve such goals. 

Projects:

 

Co-Leaders

Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Massachusetts Boston
Executive Director
Associate Professor of Public Policy and Political Science, The George Washington University

Members

Visiting Scholar, Buffett Center, Northwestern University, and Associate, Du Bois Institute, Harvard University
Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science, Bucknell University
J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law, Yale Law School, Yale University
Claude C. Smith '14 Professor of Political Science, Swarthmore College
Associate Professor of Political Science, Georgia State University
Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Policy Advocate, NC Justice Center
Associate Professor of Public Policy, Rutgers University-Camden
Professor of Political Science, Menlo College
Professor of Political Science, Fort Hays State University
Emeritus Professor of Political Science, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Associate Professor of Sociology, Salem State University, Coordinator of the African American Studies Minor
PhD student in Political Science, University of California Los Angeles
Assistant Professor of Political Science and African-American Studies; Associate at the Institute for Social and Policy Studies, Yale University
Professor of Political Science, University of California, San Diego
Class of 1941 Monroe Deutsch Professor of Political Science and Public Policy and Dean, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley
Professor of History, University of Delaware
Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science, University of California, Irvine
Professor of Political Science, University of Florida
Professor of Political Science, University of Louisville
Professor of Politics, New York University
Matthew W. Stirling, Jr., Professor of History and Social Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University
Distinguished McKnight Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota
Senior Implementation Advisor, Johns Hopkins
Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor Emeritus and Research Professor of Government, Harvard University
Professor of Political Science, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Associate Professor of Political Science and Interim Executive Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy, University of New Mexico; and Director of Research, Latino Decisions
Associate Professor of Government and Chair of the Government Department, Suffolk University
Director of Research, MIT Libraries, and Head/Scientist, Program on Information Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Associate Professor of Political Science, Eastern Illinois University
Professor of Government, American University
Professor of Political Science, University of Maine
Associate Professor of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles
Professor of Political Science, Emory University
J. Joseph Moakley Endowed Professor of Political Science, Boston College
Distinguished University Professor of Political Science, Georgia State University
Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Massachusetts Boston
Assistant Professor of Public Management, John Jay College, City University of New York
Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, and Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Florida
Associate Professor of Political Science, Emporia State University