Study shows voter turnout can be increased with simple word change
Facebook to adopt new rules despite vote shortfall
(AP) -- Facebook will adopt new rules governing the social network even though a vote fell well short of a minimum threshold.
Black mayoral candidates win close elections in the South, pointing to importance of voter mobilization
It wasn't until 1967 – the peak of the Civil Rights Movement – that an African-American was elected mayor of a large U.S. city. The interracial mayoral races that followed were often heated, involving high voter turnout ...
Throwing the bum out: When should scandal-hit politicians stage a come back?
As Anthony Weiner enters the New York mayoral race two years after scandal forced him from office, a new study in Social Science Quarterly explores the lingering effect of scandals and asks how long a politician need wait b ...
How Google sees the race: Search data sheds light on likely voters
As the dust settles after the presidential election, pundits and politicians from both sides of the aisle will begin the work of analyzing the results, trying to determine which issues tipped the scales and ...
3Qs: Will Sandy have an impact on the election?
Just five days remain until the nation elects its next president. But Michael Dukakis, Distinguished Professor of Political Science and the 1988 Democratic nominee for president, says ...
The role of genes in political behavior
Politics and genetics have traditionally been considered non-overlapping fields, but over the past decade it has become clear that genes can influence political behavior, according to a review published online August 27th ...
Foreclosures impact California voter turnout
California neighborhoods reeling from record foreclosures also experienced lower levels of voter turnout in the 2008 presidential election, according to researchers at the University of California, Riverside.
Alleged robo-calling may have significantly impacted voting
In a new paper, a Simon Fraser University economist finds that robo-calling, if the phenomenon did occur, could have significantly influenced voter turnout and ballot results in the last federal election. ...
Convenient Election Day voting centers can improve voter turnout: study
The convenience of Election Day voting centers can increase voter turnout, according to a new paper by political scientists Robert Stein of Rice University and Greg Vonnahme of the University of Alabama.
Internet campaigns step up before Canada poll
Canada's election campaign has unleashed a flurry of online, youth-led political activity showing no signs of abating before national polls on Monday.
Campaign spending affects electoral outcomes
In Canada, campaign spending limits for candidates during a federal election are stipulated by the Canada Elections Act. A study recently published in the Canadian Journal of Economics uses these spending limits to evalua ...
Voters with disabilities face barriers at polls
Today, polls across America will be open – not for everyone, though.
Japan's next PM ready to lift ban on e-campaigning
Japan's incoming prime minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday he wanted to lift the strict ban on all forms of Internet electioneering as he met with information technology company chiefs.