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Partisan Gap on Trust in U.S. Elections Has Grown Even Wider, Survey Finds

December 15, 2022

According to a national UC San Diego Yankelovich Center Survey after the 2022 midterms: Democrats and independents report greater confidence in our election system, but Republicans do not. Real-world remedies hold promise for restoring trust in U.S. elections.

Can Americans Trust Elections?

November 1, 2018

Can Americans Trust Elections? Study looks at how foreign interference in American elections contributes to a lack of electoral trust, lower voter turnout, and less civic engagement—warning signs of a failing democracy. Prather just returned from the country of Georgia to study its presidential election, which took place Oct. 28.…

Monitors and Meddlers

September 1, 2022

…book focuses on how election monitors—and foreign interference in a country’s election process—can affect the public’s perception of elections Lauren Prather. Photo courtesy of UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy. Lauren Prather’s new book “Monitors and Meddlers: How Foreign Actors Influence Local Trust in Elections” has been…

Healthy Democracy Requires Trust – These 3 Things Could Start to Restore Voters’ Declining Faith

December 15, 2022

The 2022 U.S. midterm elections ran relatively smoothly and faced few consequential accusations of fraud or mismanagement. Yet many Americans don’t trust this essential element of a democracy.

Voting Boost

December 15, 2022

Election research pioneered by UC San Diego political scientist Zoltan Hajnal is not only having a real-world impact in California, but is starting to take root beyond the state.

Will Changing How We Vote Change Who Votes?

November 1, 2018

…in your neighborhood on Election Day? Look around—2018 may be the last year you do. Neighborhood polling places could become a thing of the past in San Diego in 2020, as more counties in California choose to conduct elections on the model of the California Voter’s Choice Act. Passed in…

Citizen Monitor: Recruiting Voters to Improve Their Own Democracies

January 30, 2014

…they observe during an election? Maybe they’d even be willing to snap and share a picture of a precinct’s public tally? These are among the questions that a team headed by UC San Diego political scientist Clark Gibson will be seeking to answer during the 2014 national elections in South…

Students Initiate Ambitious Get Out the Vote Campaign as Nov. 8 Election Nears

October 13, 2016

…Campaign as Nov. 8 Election Nears Campus will have eight polling places open for thousands to vote on Election Day Massive voter registration efforts are underway at UC San Diego, as students from the nonpartisan Student Organized Voter Access Committee (SOVAC) race to register 4,000 students by the California deadline…

How to Double Voter Turnout and Increase Representation during Local Elections

August 20, 2021

Low and uneven turnout is a serious problem for local democracy. However, simply moving off-cycle, local elections to be held on the same day as statewide and national contests doubles voter turnout and leads to an electorate that is considerably more representative.

Survey Finds Bipartisan Support for Major Reform to California’s Recall Process

September 23, 2021

Pundits around the nation have been calling for overhaul of the century-old rules that govern California’s recall elections, since even before the petition to remove Gov. Gavin Newsom reached the ballot box. Political leaders are now pushing ahead. But what do ordinary voters think and want?

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