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At Your Convenience: Facilitating Voting and Registration


Pellissier, Allyson Leigh (2015) At Your Convenience: Facilitating Voting and Registration. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/Z9CV4FP3.


This work proposes answers to methodological and substantive questions related to convenience voting. The first analytical chapter surveys the various research designs that have been proposed within this literature, and concludes that the field benefits from using all in conjunction. The next chapter uses matching to identify the relationship between disability status and political participation, and considers whether any forms of convenience voting mediate in the relationship. The final two analytical chapters examine how online voter registration, one of the most recent policy innovations, affects participation and vote share in American elections. The concluding chapter summarizes the findings presented herein, and briefly discusses the natural extensions of this work.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:voter behavior, American elections, political methodology
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Humanities and Social Sciences
Major Option:Social Science
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Alvarez, R. Michael
Thesis Committee:
  • Alvarez, R. Michael (chair)
  • Katz, Jonathan N.
  • Kiewiet, D. Roderick
  • Sherman, Robert P.
Defense Date:11 May 2015
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:05282015-144105000
Persistent URL:
Pellissier, Allyson Leigh0000-0003-3388-6664
Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:8900
Deposited By: Allyson Pellissier
Deposited On:02 Jun 2015 15:23
Last Modified:23 Sep 2020 19:36

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