“Early Voting: Evidence from Canada, Finland, Germany, and Switzerland” – This study considers whether early voting can mobilize under-represented population groups. It considers the socio-demographic and attitudinal correlates of early in four different contexts: on-demand postal voting in Germany, automatic postal voting in Switzerland, days-long advance voting in Canada, and week-long advance voting in Finland. It looks at multiple elections, at both the national and regional level, using data from a variety of national and comparative election studies, contributing to our understand of how convenience election laws may shape the electorate.
“Registration Innovation: Comparing American Registration Laws” – This paper asks two important questions concerning voter registration in the United States: firstly, does registration accuracy differ among population groups and secondly, can registration laws improve registration accuracy? This study considers election day registration, online registration, list centralization and pre-registration of youths on registration accuracy in the United States.
“Evaluating Online Registration in the 2015 Canadian Federal Election” – This paper evaluates Elections Canada’s new online registration, first used during the 2015 Canadian Federal Election. It uses survey data to explore the questions: Does online registration attract population groups that are otherwise underrepresented in voter registers and at the polls? And, by improving registration, can online registration also improve voter turnout rates?
- “Evaluating Online Registration in the 2015 Canadian Election,” Canadian Political Science Association, Toronto, ON (2017)
- “Early Voting: Comparative Perspectives,” The State of Democratic Citizenship in Canada workshop, Montreal, QC (2016)
- “Registration Innovation: Lessons from the United States,” American Political Science Association Meeting (Poster Session), Philadelphia, PA (2016)
- “Early Voting: Comparing Canada, Finland, Germany and Switzerland,” Canadian Political Science Association, Calgary, AB (2016)
- “Early Voting: Evidence from Canada, Germany and Switzerland,” Canadian Political Science Association, Ottawa, ON (2015)
- “Who Votes Early? Evidence from Canada, Germany, Spain and Switzerland,” Australian Political Science Association, Sydney, Australia (2014)