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International Snapshot: Japan 2009
The Japanese parliamentary elections in August 30, 2009 marked a turning point in Japanese political history.April 21st 2009
Universal Voter Registration: An International PerspectiveAugust 28th 2008
Uniformity in Election Administration: A 2008 Survey of Swing State County Clerks
Missouri EditionJuly 30th 2007
A Survey and Analysis of Statewide Election Recounts. 1980-2006.July 11th 2007
International Snapshot: Scotland 2007
A Dry Run for Proportional VotingMarch 29th 2007
Assessing Instant Runoff Voting in Takoma Park (MD)
Executive Summary of Exit Poll Findings of January 30, 2007October 2nd 2006
Federal Primary Election Runoffs and Voter Turnout Decline
This study looks at the decline in voter turnout between primary and primary runoff elections for federal races from 1994-2006.August 1st 2006
International Snapshot: Poland
Parliamentary Elections, September 2005June 6th 2006
Majority Rule in International Presidential Elections
The Dominant Role of Runoffs Around the WorldApril 5th 2006
International Snapshot: Israel 2006
Knesset Election, March 2006April 4th 2006
International Snapshot: Ukraine
Verkhovna Rada Election, March 2006February 1st 2006
International Snapshot: Palestine 2006
Legislative Election, January 2006December 20th 2005
International Snapshot: Iraq 2005
Elections Roundup, January and December 2005September 25th 2005
International Snapshot: Japan
Parliamentary Election, September 2005 [Back to Top]
Delegating DemocracyAugust 9th 2007
Fuzzy Math: Wrong Way Reforms for Allocating Electoral College VotesMarch 9th 2007
The feasibility of instant runoff voting in Vermont
Options and issues for implementationJanuary 31st 2007
Washington, DC's Lack of U.S. Senators Hurts Urban America TooMay 31st 2006
Outside Looking In
How Shutting Washington, D.C. Out of the Presidential Primary Process Hurts Black and Urban AmericaApril 1st 2006
The Missing Half
Ensuring Fair Representation in Post-merger Essex, VTFebruary 21st 2006
A Solution to Louisiana's Post-Katrina Electoral Problems
Responsiveness, Voting Rights and Continuity in Congressional Representation [Back to Top]