Poll Workers, Election Administration, and the Problem of Implicit Bias

@article{Page2009PollWE,
  title={Poll Workers, Election Administration, and the Problem of Implicit Bias},
  author={A. Page and M. Pitts},
  journal={Michigan Journal of Race & Law},
  year={2009},
  volume={2009},
  pages={1-56}
}
  • A. Page, M. Pitts
  • Published 2009
  • Political Science
  • Michigan Journal of Race & Law
Racial bias in election administration - more specifically, in the interaction between pollworkers and voters at a voting booth on election day - may be implicit, or unconscious. Indeed, the operation of a polling place may present an “optimal” setting for unconscious racial bias to occur. Pollworkers sometimes have legal discretion to decide whether or not a prospective voter gets to cast a ballot, and they operate in an environment where they may have to make quick decisions, based on little… Expand
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