Blockchain technology can address some weaknesses in voting systems, but not all of them – and it opens new potential vulnerabilities, too.
Voters are primarily partisans, and they respond to party signals -- even when they claim otherwise.
The backlog in naturalization applications has ballooned to more than 700,000. Wait times have doubled in the last three years.
Electing a governor in Mississippi requires more than just a majority vote. That election law came about during a time of racist and anti-democratic voting laws meant to entrench ruling parties.
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.