Understanding the Adoption of Voter Identification Laws in the American States

@inproceedings{Biggers2017UnderstandingTA,
  title={Understanding the Adoption of Voter Identification Laws in the American States},
  author={Daniel R. Biggers and Michael J. Hanmer},
  year={2017}
}
  • Daniel R. Biggers, Michael J. Hanmer
  • Published 2017
  • Economics
  • Recently, many states have reversed the decades-long trend of facilitating ballot access by enacting a wave of laws requesting or requiring identification from registrants before they vote. Identification laws, however, are not an entirely new phenomenon. We offer new theoretical insights regarding how changes in political power influence the adoption of identification laws. In the most extensive analysis to date, we use event history analysis to examine why states adopted a range of… CONTINUE READING

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