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Elections may affect your productivity if your candidate loses

September 15, 2018

Some people are just not as strong as others and that is completely normal. Various shocks in life…
In crowd wisdom, the ‘surprisingly popular’ answer can trump ignorance of the masses

February 7, 2017

Crowd wisdom such as what might arise from online voting is popularly assumed to provide better answers than…
New technologies ‘no magic bullet’ to get voters of color to polls, study says

October 26, 2015

Voters of color are mobilized more by old-fashioned, door-to-door canvassing and phone bank calling than by new technologies,…
Why do people vote strategically, and for whom?

October 2, 2015

Strategic voting is an important factor in Canadian electoral campaigns. “People vote strategically when they think neither their…
Symposium to Focus on Future of Voting Systems

January 22, 2015

The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are sponsoring a…
Has Ku Klux Klan influenced present voting patterns?

December 9, 2014

The last influential Ku Klux Klan was active 50 years ago. This name was used by numerous independent…
Can genes explain our voting behavior?

December 8, 2014

Cutting-edge research suggests that genetic differences can account for differences in political behaviour. However, exact causal mechanisms are…
Using Simulation and Optimization to Cut Wait Times for Voters

November 4, 2014

No one ever likes long lines. Waiting in line may be inconvenient at the coffee shop or the…
Vote for the Design of NASA’s New Spacesuit Prototype

March 26, 2014

NASA’s Z-2 Suit is the newest prototype in its next-generation spacesuit platform, the Z-series. As a follow-up to…
Inside the minds of voters

February 28, 2014

Any analysis of exit polling reveals a welter of numbers whose meaning remains slightly elusive, with issues or…
Humans struggle with decisions – why make elections so difficult?

December 23, 2013

With so many choices ‘below the line’ how are voters confident they’ve ranked candidates correctly? AAP/Dean Lewins It’s been…
With The Right Maps, You Can See How The Electorate Is Changing

May 7, 2013

Conventional U.S. political maps, with their all-red and all-blue states and districts, don’t offer an accurate picture of…
Study on choice blindness finds voters more malleable than thought

April 12, 2013

Cognitive scientists at Lund University in Sweden have found that prospective voters in political elections are perhaps more…
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