Will COVID-19 disrupt Election Day 2020?

What if the nation is in the midst of another COVID-19 shutdown come Election Day in November? An expert weighs in.

Kristen deGroot-Penn • futurity
May 1, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: society-and-culture covid-19 elections politics united-states voters

Primary voters disagree about who should pick nominees

In a new survey, primary voters have different views on how much influence political party insiders should have in picking a party's presidential nominee.

Jarret Bencks-Brandeis • futurity
April 24, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: society-and-culture elections politics voters

Voting by mail doesn’t help one party more

Despite concerns about voting by mail leading to an unfair advantage for one political party over another, a news study shows it doesn't help either more.

Stanford • futurity
April 20, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: society-and-culture covid-19 elections politics united-states voters

Experts: Biased news makes U.S. voters’ job harder than ever

Voters have to be more careful than ever before about where and how they get their information about politics, experts argue.

Stanford • futurity
March 2, 2020 ~1 min

Tags: society-and-culture communication media politics united-states voters

The caucus system isn’t accessible to everyone

A historian explains the caucus system and how its design can keep voters, such as those with disabilities, from having a say in the process.

Stanford • futurity
Feb. 24, 2020 ~1 min

Tags: society-and-culture democracy disabilities elections politics united-states voters

How close you live to a city shapes your politics

The urban-rural poltiical divide in the United States may go back to where we live, and how many other people we live near, new research shows.

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
Feb. 21, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: society-and-culture cities identity politics rural-communities united-states voters

How politicians steal elections in Eastern Europe

A new book digs into how corrupt politicians cheat in elections in Hungary and Romania, and its far more than just buying votes.

Bess Connolly Martell-Yale • futurity
Jan. 6, 2020 ~1 min

Tags: featured society-and-culture elections europe politics voters

Voter poll: 11% of Republicans say climate is a crisis

A survey of people who intend to vote in the presidential primaries suggests more concern about climate change among Republicans than you might expect.

Chuck Finder-WUSTL • futurity
Dec. 20, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: earth-and-environment society-and-culture climate-change politics united-states voters

Black and low-income voters face more obstacles

Long lines, machine malfunctions, and other issues can make voting much more difficult, particularly for black and low-income voters.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
Sept. 27, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: society-and-culture elections politics united-states voters

Can voting online via phone boost turnout?

Making voting online by phone an option could boost voter turnout in a real way, research on a West Virginia election shows.

U. Chicago • futurity
Aug. 8, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: society-and-culture elections mobile-devices voters

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