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Author Alvarez, R. Michael, 1964-

Title Evaluating elections [electronic resource] : a handbook of methods and standards / R. Michael Alvarez, Lonna Rae Atkeson, Thad Hall.

Imprint Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.


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 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description x, 173 p.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Introduction. Performance-Based Evaluation of Election Administration; 1. The electoral ecosystem; 2. Easily available data for performance evaluation; 3. Measuring the experiences of voters; 4. Measuring the performance of poll workers; 5. Auditing the election ecosystem; 6. Election observation.
Summary "In competitive and contested democratic elections, insuring integrity is critical. "Evaluating Elections" shows why systematic analysis and reporting of election performance is important and how data-driven performance management can be used by election officials to improve elections. The authors outline how performance management systems can function in elections and their benefits for voters, candidates, and political parties. Journalists, election administrators, and even candidates often ask whether recent elections were run well, whether there were problems in the administration of a particular state's elections, and how well elections were run across the country. The authors explain that such questions are difficult to answer because of the complexity of election administration and because there is currently no standard or accepted framework to assess the general quality of an election"-- Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Elections -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Elections -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Atkeson, Lonna Rae, 1965-
Hall, Thad E. (Thad Edward), 1968-
ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9781107027626 (hardback)
9781107653054 (paperback)
9781139782968 (e-book)

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