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Poll workers rely on their own attitudes and beliefs to determine how to apply voter ID laws

Atkeson, Lonna Rae and Kerevel, Yann P. and Alvarez, Michael and Hall, Thad E. (2014) Poll workers rely on their own attitudes and beliefs to determine how to apply voter ID laws. LSE American Politics and Policy (20 Aug 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

There has been much debate recently over the role of voter identification (ID) laws in affecting election turnout, particularly among minority groups. While much of the discussion has focused on the laws themselves, in new research, Lonna Rae Atkeson, Yann P. Kerevel, R. Michael Alvarez, and Thad E. Hall examine the role that poll workers play in applying these laws. Through a survey of poll workers, they find that whether or not they support voter photo identification influences if they ask for photo identification correctly. They also find that while more highly educated poll workers are less likely to ask for photo identification, better training does not overcome the desire among less educated poll workers to implement voter ID laws in the way that they desire.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
K Law > K Law (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2014 10:46
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2014 10:46
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/59383

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