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The act or process of choosing a person for a position, especially a public office, usually through a vote.

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Do swing states in the US count their votes faster due to external pressure?

On a related question Why do California and New York need so much time to count their votes compared to other states? Arcanist Lupus left the following comment: Critically, on a macro scale nobody ...
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Why does Arkansas relatively often fail to field major party candidates for US Senate elections?

In the 1966 US Senate election in Arkansas, the Democratic Party candidate won uncontested. In 1990, the Democratic Party candidate won uncontested. In 2008, no Republican Party candidate ran. In 2020,...
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Have the Taliban held/allowed any multi-candidate elections since coming to power?

Interestingly, the Taliban of 2022 appear to hold some limited local elections, although the example given there involved open (one vote per household) voting and (more importantly) one candidate, at ...
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Is there a centralized archive of ballot design samples from around the world?

I'm kind of an election nerd looking for a place to view different ballot designs from around the world. For instance, I'm happy to have found this video from International IDEA analysing ballot ...
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Why is VA-10 not considered competitive?

My question concerns congressional district VA-10, represented by Dem. Jennifer Wexton. In 2020, Wexton won reelection with a margin of 13%, underperforming Biden in the district by 6 points. ...
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Did the French right wing ever call to vote for left wing candidates prior to 2012?

I am searching for any occasions, prior to 2012 and especially between 1995 and 2007, at which the right wing, especially the French President Jacques Chirac himself, called to vote for left wing when ...
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Are there elections where the result tally is made public before the election is complete?

The usual way of conducting elections is to start counting votes after the polls are closed or at least to only start announcing results after the last voter has cast their vote. There’s always some ...
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How do these different methods of measuring the closeness of an election compare to each other?

Suppose we have an election held over multiple districts (e.g., a first-past-the-post legislative election, or a US-presidential style electoral college). There are several ways you could measure how ...
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In the present health crisis, do states plan to open their polling station for longer hours?

I am always astonished at the shortness of the voting day in the US. In Britain at general elections the polls are open across the whole country from 7.00am till 10.00pm. As a result they do not ...
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Can Albanian PM Rama go ahead with the elections without President Meta's support?

A brief summary of the current situation in Albania, from the BBC: Albanian President Ilir Meta has cancelled local elections after months of anti-government protests. Mr Meta said the political ...
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How did the electoral system work in late Ottoman empire and early Turkey?

I am reading about elections in the late Ottoman empire and early Turkey (1880-1935) and there always seemed to be these "secondary electors" elected by the people. These "secondary electors" then ...
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Does one party get primary challenges at a higher rate than another party?

Does one party get primary challenges at a higher rate than another party? If this question is not directly answerable, what criteria would I use to determine this rate?
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Why does Jezus Leeft receive a lower list number than StemNL despite participating in a smaller number of constituencies?

According to the Proces-verbaal geldigheid kandidatenlijsten (PDF, 5.4 MB), page 707: Vervolgens zijn de overige kandidatenlijsten genummerd in de volgorde van het aantal kieskringen waarvoor de ...
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Why are pre-election polls even less accurate on 2020 Presidential election comparing to 2016?

Whatever the final outcome of 2020 presidential election would be, it seems that pre-election polls were wrong about Trump — twice in a row and twice as much (circa 8pp) comparing to 2016 forecasts (...
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Does the introduction of elections and other democratic institutions contribute to social disruptions and chaos in a country with a weak state?

I am conducting a research on a historical period in Iran in which a short period of premature democratic rule by a government with low state capabilities led to social disruptions and chaos and ...
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Sympathy Vote - what published studies exist?

Is there academic rigour around what defines a sympathy vote, and what magnitude of an effect has on elections? Are there classifications for sympathetic events? What sympathetic factors drive the ...
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How can we apply the Bundestag election model to European elections? (model building)

I have looked into electoral systems and am trying to build a model of what the 2019 EU election would have looked like if it had used the Bundestag election system. Disclaimer: I am fully aware ...
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Why did so many Swedish raised in other Scandinavia countries vote for Sweden Democrats?

According to the result on the recent election in Sweden, the largest support for the Sweden Democrats party comes from the cohort Raised in Scandinavia outside of Sweden, at 36%. This is higher than ...
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Can the imprisoned Egypt presidential candidate Ahmed Konsowa be on the ballot? What is the law applying to him?

I found a tweet by POMED (Project on Middle East Democracy) that shares an image whose title is: Dropping like flies: Sisi's purge of potential candidates in Egypt's presidential "election":...
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How widely established are the laws against reporting on polling during election?

In comments on " Is the "no poll reporting till voting is done" specific to Brexit vote? " I was made aware that other countries also have rules against reporting on polling numbers on ...
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Is there any instances where the results changed after the elected leader took office?

Suppose Candidate 1 was declared the winner of the election to be the leader of the country. However, after he/she takes office, the results changed due to (maybe) a recount, court case, etc. So, ...
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Is there a Comprehensive US Election Candidate Dataset?

I'm trying to find a dataset for every single candidate contesting for any form of election (federal, state, local) in the US for the past 3-4 years for a political video ad classification project. ...
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Is there a correlation between government responsiveness to individual/voter concerns and subsequent reduction in policy demands?

In democratic states, is there a correlation between government responsiveness to individual concerns and subsequent reduction in policy demands? I am curious because recent polsci papers on ...
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What does social/public-choice theory have to say about plural v. unitary executive?

There are many state-level offices in the US that are elected by the people other than the legislature and the Governor, in the executive (Treasurer, Controller, Attorney General, Secretary, oil & ...
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Is there a comprehensive list of uncontested elections for head of state?

Regarding the upcoming election of the next Hong Kong SAR Chief Executive (CE) on 2022-05-08: As of 2022-05-03, various news outlets report that John Lee Ka-chiu (李家超) is running uncontested. In ...
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Where are my small contributions in the FEC filings?

I know that I have made several small contributions over the last year, but only one of those contributions/transactions appears when I look at the FEC individual contributions dataset (found here) ...
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Constitutionally, how is the Thai Prime Minister chosen?

How is the Thai PM chosen in the next (March 2019) election? What is the procedure laid out in the Constitution? Wikipedia provides some information, however, it's not entirely clear to me how that ...
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Research on short election cycles influencing political choices?

Having been doing business (mostly in IT) for a while I have noticed some interesting trends. Particularly the fact that family companies or rather companies where the owners expect to pass the ...
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What does the Pakistan election mean for the US?

Pakistan is an important ally in South Asia to the US, but the relationship isn't stable, particularly not recently due to the US drone program and some harsh words from Trump. With the upcoming ...
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Italian election definitive results?

http://elezioni.interno.gov.it/camera/scrutini/20180304/scrutiniCI This page shows the results for the Italian elections; however, they appear not to be complete (Sezioni: 61.374 / 61.401). My ...
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Self-vote and anti-self-electors

In a presidential or similar elections, it's a habit, if one is a candidate, to get to the polling place, and vote, usually in the storm of camera flashes, from propaganda reasons, so self-voting is ...
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Gubernatorial election 2017 in Jakarta - dates when Governor takes office

Does anyone knows when the next Governor of Jakarta will take office? I know elections are scheduled on Feb 15, 2017 but is there a fixed period for the Governor elect to actually take office ...
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What is the chain of custody of a mail-in election ballot?

What happens to my ballot after I mail it? Who opens the envelope? Who tallies my vote? What anti-fraud measures are in place? I live in California, Santa Clara County.
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Is it common for election candidates to talk about spoiler candidates helping them?

Trump: A vote for the Green Party helps me reports that Trump has mentioned that people voting for the Greens' candidate will help him. Is it common for a candidate to say publicly, before an ...
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How do the Sanders Campaign economic growth models compare to the work of Gerald Friedman?

Recently a group of former Chairs of the Council of Economic Advisers for Democratic presidents released an open letter criticizing the use of Gerald Friedman's work by the Bernie Sanders presidential ...
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New Jersey governor data on Dave's Redistricting?

There is a tool called Dave's Redistricting which allows people to simulate drawing congressional districts far more easily than older software can. They have added the Virginia governor election ...
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Does Trump claim that election irregularities only affected the Presidential election?

Donald Trump has been contesting the results of the 2020 Presidential election, alleging voter fraud, improper counting, and other irregularities. A number of recounts have been done, although none ...
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Whare can I find the number of mail ballot drop-off locations by county for the 2020 election?

I am looking for information on the number of mail ballot drop-off places, ideally by county (or other geography), for the current election. This document contains information about the existence or ...
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Are there any good longitudinal studies of contested elections at the national level?

No electoral result happens in a vacuum -- and worldwide analogs to current events can provide interesting insights on what may happen with upcoming global national elections in an era when the ...
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What organizations made more than 100 endorsements in US state and local judicial races between 2009 and 2018?

Other than bar associations and trade associations, what organizations made more than 100 endorsements in US state and local judicial races between 2009 and 2018?
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Thai elections and voters of 'unsound mind or of mental infirmity'

According to Wikipedia's page on elections in Thailand, under the 2007 constitution (not the current one) certain people are ineligible to vote (emphasis is mine): Those barred from voting in House ...
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What are some horror stories of electoral fraud happening due to electronic voting in otherwise established democracies?

The media is replete with stories of vulnerabilities [real or potential] having been discovered [or likely to exist] in electronic voting machines. What I want to ask here is: what are some of the ...
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Is there a name for this method of allocating electors? (Iterated rounding?)

Instead of eliminating the electoral college, one might shift it from a winner take all approach that most states use and mandate instead some form of proportional allocation of votes. Here is one ...
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Is there any correlation between the truthfulness of a candidate, rated by fact-checking sites, and their electoral performance?

If politicians telling lies is a bad thing, you'd expect politicians who've lied to be shamed into stopping it, or for voters to vote out those who've been lying too much. Is there a correlation ...
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Indian PLI Manufacturing scheme

Indian govt has announced Production Linked Incentive schemes (PLI) to boost manufacturing sector growth in India. As it can be seen it is biased towards capital-intensive industries. What could be ...
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FL-20 election two-party swing by precinct?

In Florida, there was a special election held on January 11 to the US House to replace the late Alcee Hastings. The overall swing was about 6 points towards the Democratic Party compared to the last ...
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