When the organization of a social network impacts political discussion on a large scale, the consequences can be enormous.
Political campaigns and journalists often turn to social media to see how voters feel about an election. But the numbers they see there may not accurately reflect the electorate's views.
Voters complained of being turned away from polling stations in the European elections, and local teams are struggling to keep registers up to date on tight budgets.
Americans have never felt warmer toward immigrants, nor have they ever been more supportive of immigration.
The 2020 census and congressional apportionment have dominated the headlines in recent months. What could it all mean for the average American voter?
Extending the provincial vote to expatriates from Newfoundland and Labrador could make make for a more vibrant democracy.
A sociologist spent over a year interviewing black, white and Latino residents of a declining coal town in central Pennsylvania, plumbing the sources of their political disillusionment.
Data show that low turn-out also happens in seats with a high proportion of Indigenous people, and seats with a high proportion of renters.
Encouraging people to vote involves changing the discourse. Guilt trips are ineffective.
Conflict made its way to the Supreme Court this past session with two cases – one about the census, the other about gerrymandering. A court scholar says the two cases are intimately connected.
The political implications of the citizenship question made this case politically volatile and controversial – even for the Supreme Court.
LGBT Americans under 24 are more likely to volunteer, sign petitions and attend rallies and demonstrations.
The more candidates that there are, the likelier it is that voters cannot come to a consensus on the best candidate.
Approval ratings are usually a good way to predict the winner of the next presidential election. But Trump's numbers fall far outside any historical trends.
A new bill aims to give the District of Columbia representation in Congress.
Charisma may be a necessary trait for getting elected – but it also discourages voters from independent moral deliberation about a potential leader's qualifications to govern.
The US public is more aware than ever of partisan gerrymandering, and they're pushing local governments to make reforms.
Chronic underfunding has made elections difficult to run in the UK. Yet the government continues to obsess over voter ID.
How much does your socio-demographic background such as income, type of work and where you were born affect who you vote for? Quite a lot.
Americans' votes in 2020 will likely be a statement on what they think of Trump – rather than a measured choice between him and the Democratic candidate.