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Institutions and the Right to Vote in America


Part of the Elections, Voting, Technology book series (EVT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Martha E. Kropf
    Pages 1-13
  3. Martha E. Kropf
    Pages 29-44
  4. Martha E. Kropf
    Pages 45-63
  5. Martha E. Kropf
    Pages 65-83
  6. Martha E. Kropf
    Pages 85-96
  7. Martha E. Kropf
    Pages 97-110
  8. Martha E. Kropf
    Pages 111-130
  9. Martha E. Kropf
    Pages 143-149
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 151-197

About this book


This book explores how the United States institutions of democracy have affected a citizen’s ability to participate in politics.  The 2000 election and the ensuing decade of research demonstrated that that the institutions of elections vitally affect participation.  This book examines turnout and vote choice, as well as elections as an institution, administration of elections and the intermediaries that affect a citizen’s ability to cast a vote as intended. Kropf traces the institutions of franchise from the Constitutional Convention through the 2012 election and the general themes of how institutions have changed increasing, democratization and production federal growth over time in the United States.   


Institutionalism election reform voting history election administration electoral politics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of North Carolina at CharlotteCharlotteUSA

About the authors

Martha E. Kropf is Professor of Political Science and Interim Director of the Public Policy Program at University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA. She has authored numerous scholarly articles concerning elections, election reform, and voting. She is the coauthor, along with David C. Kimball, of Helping America Vote: The Limits of Election Reform (2012).

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