About the 2017 Conference
The first ESRA conference was held on July 27th and 28th, 2017, at the University Place Hotel & Conference Center in Portland, Oregon.
The inaugural conference, co-organized by the Early Voting Information Center (now the Elections & Voting Information Center) at Reed College and the Center for Public Service at Portland State University, brought together scholars of political science and election administration to develop rigorous empirical approaches to the study of how laws and administrative procedures affect the quality of elections in the United States. The conference aimed to identify major questions in the field, foster collaboration between election administrators and election scientists, and connect senior and junior scholars.
Hosted by Reed College and Portland State University, and co-sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the Early Voting Information Center at Reed College, the Election Data and Science Lab at MIT and the Democracy Fund.
2017 Conference Schedule
Papers and Final Program
Please click the following link to access digital copies of the papers and presentations from the conference:
Election Science Reform and
Administration Papers and Presentations
Click on the image to the left to view the final printed conference program.
Election administration and reform materials by and for our attendees:
Election reform in California
- Improving California’s Vote-by-Mail Process: A Three-County Study by Kim Alexander
- Modernizing California’s Voting Technology: A Look Back, A Look Ahead by Kim Alexander
- VoteCal and the Struggle to Modernize California’s Statewide Voter Registration Database by Kim Alexander
Public Policy Institute of California
- California’s Missing Voters: Who is Not Voting and Why by Eric McGhee
- What to Expect from California’s New Motor Voter Law by Eric McGhee and Mindy Romero
Voter turnout in the cities
- Who Votes for Mayor by Jason Jurjevich, Phil Keisling, Kevin Rancik, Carson Gorecki, and Stephanie Hawke
Oregon Motor Voter
- Who Votes With Automatic Voter Registration?: Impact Analysis of Oregon’s First-in-the-Nation Program by Rob Griffin, Paul Gronke, Tova Wang, and Liz Kennedy