Rethinking Ways to Increase Voter Turnout

Friday, April 21, 2017
300 Wallace Hall
Princeton University

This workshop brings together leading thinkers on political participation to rethink the design of interventions and programs to increase low voter turnout in the United States.

8:30-9:00am Breakfast available
9:00-9:15am Welcome and opening remarks
9:15-10:15am Seth Hill, UC San Diego: Following Through on an Intention to Vote: Present Bias, Norms, and Turnout
Discussant: LaFleur Stephens-Dougan, Princeton
10:15-11:15am Marc Meredith, U Penn: ​Aging into Absentee Voting: Evidence from Texas
Discussant: Chris Mann, Skidmore
11:15-11:30am Morning break
11:30-12:30pm Vin Arceneaux, Temple: Does Loss Aversion Motivate Collective Action?
Discussant: Peter Loewen, Princeton/CSDP and U Toronto
12:30-1:45pm Lunch
1:45-2:45pm John Holbein, Princeton/CSDP: Time Zones, Tiredness, and Turnout: A Natural Experiment on the Effect of Sleep Deprivation on Voter Turnout and Election Results
Discussant: Sally Nuamah, Princeton/CSDP and Duke
2:45-3:00pm Afternoon break
3:00-4:00pm Jan Leighley, American University and Jonathan Nagler, NYU: Who Votes in Off-Year Elections? How Demographics and Policy Preferences Vary in Presidential and Off-Year Elections
Discussant: Lisa Argyle, Princeton
4:00-5:00pm Roundtable discussion/summary panel
Future research directions, with focus on translating work into evaluation studies
Tali Mendelberg, Princeton (moderator)
Vin Arceneaux, Temple
Jan Leighley, American
Diana Mutz, U Penn
Jonathan Nagler, NYU