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Thursday, May 18 • 10:10am - 11:10am
Understanding Wait Times in Polling Places

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The sight of voters waiting in long lines to cast their ballots in the 2012 election prompted President Obama to launch his bipartisan Presidential Commission on Election Administration.  One consequence of the Commission’s work has been a four-year-long effort uniting election officials and researchers to identify where problems exist in accommodating all voters who wish to exercise the franchise. Join a discussion of how a mix of web-based technologies and low-tech solutions helped diminish the problem of long lines in 2016 — and how new efforts to harness technology might improve the experience of voters even further in 2020.

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Leigh Fonseca

President, LivingData
LivingData is doing "Good Works With Data" and providing Information-Based Accelerated Decision Making to businesses around the country, allowing strategic decision-makers to swiftly understand their business, problems, customers and opportunities to grow, manage change and mitig... Read More →
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Charles Stewart

Professor of Political Science, MIT
Charles Stewart III is the Kenan Sahin Distinguished Professor of Political Science at MIT, where he has taught since 1985, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His research and teaching areas include congressional politics, elections, and American political... Read More →

Thursday May 18, 2017 10:10am - 11:10am
UC Hastings, Room E