New MIT paper outlines plan to fight election interference

One of the most urgent threats facing our democracy and other democracies abroad is the ability to detect and thwart foreign election interference. But, research on election interference is scarce, according to a new article ...

Paying people to vote could backfire

Last week, voter enrollment for the 2019 local government elections closed in New Zealand and concerns about low voter turnout resurfaced. During a panel discussion run by Auckland Council, the idea was raised to pay people ...

How to encourage the occasional voter to cast a ballot

Despite a cumulative increase of nearly 10 percent in voter turnout in Canadian federal elections between 2008 and 2015, the country's voter turnout rates remain moderate. And they're about 20 percent lower than they were ...

Researchers study impact of information on voters

Voter information campaigns don't shape voter behavior, according to an analysis of data combined from studies independently conducted but coordinated by researchers working in six developing countries. The study, co-authored ...

Over-claiming knowledge predicts anti-establishment voting

In light of the election and ballot victories of populist, anti-establishment movements, many people have been trying to better understand the behaviors and motivations of voters. Studying voter behavior on an EU treaty, ...

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