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We look forward to seeing scholars from around the world at the Annual Meetings
of the American Political Science Association in San Francisco, August 31–
September 3, 2017. Our Division Chairs, Tiffany Barnes and John Barry Ryan, have
accepted a diverse set of papers and posters that will be presented in traditional full
panels, ePosters, roundtables, and 30 minute paper presentations. With 190 papers
and posters, the section is one of the ﬁve largest in APSA.
The Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior Business Meeting will
include a presentation about the state of Political Behavior. In addition to the usual
data about submissions and processing time, the editor will share new data about the
acceptance rate of manuscripts based on the race and gender of the authors. The best
part of the meeting is always the award presentations, where we recognize the Best
Paper presented at the 2016 APSA meetings, the top Emerging Scholar in our ﬁeld,
the winner of John Sullivan Award (for the best paper presented by a graduate
student at the 2016 APSA meetings), and the author of the Best Article in Political
Behavior. So make plans to join us for the Business Meeting, as well as for the
reception following (co-sponsored with the Political Communication section).
On Wednesday, August 30, 2017, our section is co-sponsoring a pre-APSA
Workshop with the Electoral Integrity Project on Protecting Electoral Security and
Voting Rights: The 2016 U.S. Elections in Comparative Perspective. This one day
workshop will be at the Westin St. Francis Hotel on Union Square in San Francisco.
Pippa Norris (of Harvard University and the University of Sydney) and her team
have organized panels on Accuracy and Fraud in US Elections, Gerrymandering and
Standards in US Elections, Electoral Integrity in Authoritarian Regimes, Reforms to
US Elections, and US Elections in Comparative Perspective. See https://www.
electoralintegrityproject.com/san-francisco-workshop for free registration and more
information. Lunch and refreshments are provided for all participants.
We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco.
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