This study examines registration, voting and election results in the presidential elections from 1992 to 2012. During this period, North Carolina introduced a series of election reforms which were designed to increase political participation by making registration and voting more widely accessible. These reforms included making One Stop early voting and absentee voting by mail universally available, and making it possible to register and vote in a single step at an early voting site. This study examines the implementation of these reforms by county boards of elections, and the effects which they have had on voter participation and on election results. The study finds that election reform has coincided with an increase in voter turnout, and produced a short-term advantage for the Democratic Party.
|Advisor:||Kropf, Martha E.|
|Commitee:||Fitzgerald, Scott, Heberlig, Eric, Swindell, David|
|School:||The University of North Carolina at Charlotte|
|Department:||Public Policy (PhD)|
|School Location:||United States -- North Carolina|
|Source:||DAI-A 75/04(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Political science, Public policy|
|Keywords:||Absentee voting, Early voting, Election reform, North Carolina, Political participation, Same-day voter registration|
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