Latest News and Announcements


Elections Center Affiliates Release Initial Results from Voter ID Study

Initial findings from a new study on the effects of Wisconsin's voter ID requirement, by Professor Kenneth R. Mayer (Principal Investigator) and Ph.D. candidate Michael G. DeCrescenzo.

Posted September 25, 2017


Affiliates of the Elections Research Center to Participate in 18 panels at American Political Science Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco

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Several faculty and grad students affiliated with the Elections Research Center will be participating in the 113th annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in San Francisco, August 31 through September 3, 2017.

Affiliates are scheduled to appear as presenters, chairs, and discussants on 18 separate panels and events. A listing of the panels and roundtables in which the Center's affiliates are scheduled to appear is available here. Posted August 27, 2017



David Canon named new Editor in Chief of Election Law Journal

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Professor David T. Canon has been selected as the new Editor in Chief of Election Law Journal: Rules, Politics, and Policy.

The journal explores issues in election policy, administration, and reform, focusing on the historical development and present-day impact of voting rights, voting technology, campaign finance, redistricting and reapportionment, and other areas of election law.

Posted August 9, 2017



Affiliates of the Elections Research Center to Participate in 18 panels at Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting in Chicago

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Several faculty and grad students affiliated with the Elections Research Center will be participating in the 75th annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association in Chicago, April 6-9, 2017.

Affiliates are scheduled to appear as presenters, chairs, and discussants on 17 separate panels and events. A listing of the panels and roundtables in which the Center's affiliates are scheduled to appear is available here. Posted April 2, 2017



Elections Research Center Affiliates to Participate in 21 Panels at the American Political Science Association's Annual Meeting

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Faculty affiliates, visiting faculty affiliates, and graduate student affiliates of the Elections Research Center will travel to Philadephia to participate in the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, September 1–4, 2016.

Affiliates of the Center will present, chair, and serve as discussants on 21 separate panels, roundtables, and poster presentation sessions. Details on each affiliate's appearances are available on the Center's APSA 2016 guide.

Posted August 21, 2016




Elections Research Center Affiliates Gear Up for Fall Courses

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North Hall, home of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Political Science, photographed in the fall, 2013. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

Spring weather has finally arrived, which means it is time once again to start planning ahead for the fall semester. Faculty and graduate student affiliates of the Elections Research Center will be teaching a range of courses on subjects related to government affairs, media, and public policy and the law across several campus units.

For students, faculty, and other supporters of the Center interested, we have compiled a listing of courses here offered by affiliates of the Center. Posted April 18, 2016




Affiliates of the Elections Research Center to Participate in 21 panels at Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting in Chicago

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Several faculty and grad students affiliated with the Elections Research Center will be participating in the 74th annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association in Chicago, April 7-10, 2016.

Affiliates are scheduled to appear as presenters, chairs, and discussants on 21 separate panels. A listing of the panels and roundtables in which the Center's affiliates are scheduled to appear is available here. Posted March 17, 2016




Elections Research Center Affiliates Prepare to Teach Spring Term Courses

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Undergraduates take notes in a lecture class in 2011. (Photo by Bryce Richter/UW-Madison)

As registration for the spring semester gets underway at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, faculty and graduate student affiliates of the Elections Research Center are preparing to offer a wide number of courses on subjects related to government affairs, media, and policy across several departmental units on campus.

For students, faculty, and other supporters of the Center interested, we have once again compiled a convenient listing of the courses here. Posted November 4, 2015




Affiliates of the Elections Research Center to Participate in 22 panels at American Political Science Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco

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Faculty and graduate student affiliates of the Elections Research Center are preparing to travel to San Francisco to participate in numerous events surrounding the 111th annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Sept. 3-6, 2015.

Affiliates are scheduled to appear as presenters, chairs, and discussants on 22 separate panels, roundtables, and other events. The Center has compiled a guide to events featuring affiliates of the Elections Research Center. The entire interactive schedule of all of the annual meeting's activities and exhibitions has also been made available here. Posted August 18, 2015




Faculty Affiliates Receive Best Journal Article Award for Study of Electoral Reforms

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States that combined early voting with same-day registration had turnout levels in 2008 that were much higher than the overall national figure according to the article by Elections Research Center Faculty Affiliates (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

Elections Research Center faculty affiliates Barry Burden, David Canon, Kenneth Mayer, and Don Moynihan will be honored at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA) in September for their article, "Election Laws, Mobilization, and Turnout: The Unintended Consequences of Electoral Reform" published in the American Journal of Political Science in 2014. The article is the winner of the Best Journal Article Award in the State Politics and Policy section of APSA.

The University of Wisconsin recently wrote about the award here. Posted July 15, 2015



Elections Research Center Affiliates to Teach Range of Courses During Upcoming Fall Term

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North Hall, home of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Political Science, photographed in the fall, 2013. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

This weekend marked the official start of summer, but it is never too early to start planning ahead. During the upcoming fall semester, faculty and graduate student affiliates of the Elections Research Center are scheduled to teach a wide array of courses spread across several departments at UW-Madison.

For students, faculty, and other supporters of the Center interested, we have compiled a convenient list of the courses here. Posted June 23, 2015




Affiliates of the Elections Research Center to Participate in 23 panels at Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting in Chicago

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Several faculty and grad students affiliated with the Elections Research Center will be participating in the 73rd annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association in Chicago, April 16-18, 2015.

Affiliates are scheduled to appear as presenters, chairs, and discussants on 23 separate panels. A listing of the panels and roundtables in which the Center's affiliates are scheduled to appear is available here. Posted March 27, 2015