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If we want more people with disabilities to vote, then we need to expand access to mail ballots

Miller, Peter (2016) If we want more people with disabilities to vote, then we need to expand access to mail ballots. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (27 Apr 2016). Website.

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Abstract

Difficulties in polling places in certain states like Arizona during this year’s presidential primary have once again shown that participating in the democratic process in the US is not always as easy as some would wish. In new research, Peter Miller examines the voting patterns of one group which can often experiences difficulties in voting: people with disabilities. Using nationally representative survey data, he finds that not only is turnout consistently lower among voters with disabilities, but that they are also more likely to cast a mail ballot than the electorate in general. He writes that additional measures to expand mail voting might help to narrow the turnout gap.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: E History America > E151 United States (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 04 May 2016 11:13
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2020 23:11
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/66339

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