In the past few weeks, we’ve seen new research crossing our desks covering everything from electronic voting machines to the influence of newspaper endorsements on voters’ picks.
Kent State University is researching the impact of social media like YouTube and MySpace on young voters.
Voters prefer younger, fresh-faced poll workers when assessing their confidence in the electoral system.
Analysis of the last two US elections gives evidence that newspaper endorsements influence voter’s decisions.
An in-depth study of the most common election machine errors is offered up as a warning to voters.
New York Times: Economics and the Science of Voter Turnout
ScienceDaily: Avoid election machine errors
Scientific American: E-voting concerns persist
New York Times: The value of voting beyond politics
PC World: What could possibly go wrong?