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Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior (Section 32)

The purpose of this section is to promote interest in teaching and research on elections, electoral behavior, public opinion, voting turnout, and political participation, both within the United States and in comparative perspective.

Founded: 1994
Yearly membership dues: $12.00 for students and $18.00 for other members. Subscription to Political Behavior included with membership.* Print subscriptions of Political Behavior are available for an additional $20, payable to the publisher, Springer.
Website: connect.apsanet.org/s32/
Journal: http://www.springer.com/social+sciences/political+science/journal/11109
Section Counts

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Section Officers

Chair
Elizabeth Zechmeister 
Vanderbilt University

Vice-Chair
André Blais
Université de Montréal

Treasurer
Jenny Wolak
University of Colorado, Boulder

Communications Director
Bethany Albertson
University of Texas
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Journal Editor
Political Behavior
Geoffrey Layman
University of Notre Dame
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Benjamin Radcliff
University of Notre Dame
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2019 Annual Meeting Program Chairs
E&V Division
Peter Loewen
University of Toronto
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PO Division
Natalie Masuoka
UCLA
[email protected]

Executive Council
Term: 09/2017-08/2019
Patrick Fournier, Universite de Montreal
Shana Gadarian, Syracuse University
Quin Monson, Brigham Young University 

Term: 09/2018-2020
Camille Burge, Villanova University
Jonathan Ladd, Georgetown University
David Nickerson, Temple University


Section Awards

Section awards are presented during the APSA annual meeting awards ceremony. To learn more about any award listed, contact the award committee chair for the award.

All section 32. Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior awards to-date »

Best Paper Award

The Best Paper Award is given for the best paper delivered at the previous year's APSA Annual Meeting.

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2019

Award Committee

Chair
James Garland
LSU
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Karen Jusko
Stanford University
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Tyson King-Meadows
UMBC
[email protected]

Emerging Scholar Award

The Emerging Scholar Award is awarded to the top scholar in the field who is within 10 years of her or his Ph.D.

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2019

Award Committee

Chair
Samara Klar
University of Arizona
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Stephen Mockabee
University of Cincinnati
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Rebecca Weitz-Shapiro
Brown University
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John Sullivan Award

The John Sullivan Award for the best paper by a graduate student on a panel sponsored by the APSA Organized Section on Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior at the previous APSA Annual Meeting.

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2019

Award Committee

Chair
Cindy Kam
Vanderbilt University
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Christina Farhart
Carleton College
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Israel Waismel-Manor
University of Haifa
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Philip E. Converse Book Award

The Philip E. Converse Book Award is given for an outstanding book in the field published five or more years ago.

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2019

Award Committee

Chair
Caroline Tolbert

University of Iowa
[email protected]

Mailing Address
Professor Caroline Tolbert
Department of Political Science
341 Schaeffer Hall
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1409

Ed Fieldhouse
University of Manchester
[email protected]

Mailing Address
Ed Fieldhouse
The Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research
School of Social Sciences
Humanities Bridgeford St Building
University of Manchester
Manchester
M13 9PL

Laura Stoker
UC Berkeley
[email protected]

Mailing Address
Laura Stoker
Department of political science
210 Barrows Hall, #1950
UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-1950


Best Article in Political Behavior Award

The Best Article in Political Behavior is awarded for the best particle published in print in Political Behavior in the previous calendar year.

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2019

Award Committee

Chair
David Kimball
University of Missouri, St. Louis
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Sunshine Hillygus
Duke University
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Lilliana Mason
University of Maryland
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Graduate Student Travel Awards

Multiple grants awarded to graduate students who are authors or co-authors of papers on a panel or poster session sponsored by the section at the Annual Meeting.

Deadline for nominations: March 31, 2019

Award Committee

Chair
Adam Brown
Brigham Young University
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LaFleur Stephens
Princeton University
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David Lublin
American University
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Warren E. Miller Award

The Warren E. Miller Prize is awarded every two or three years for an outstanding career of intellectual accomplishment and service to the profession in the Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior field.

Deadline for nominations: TBA

Award Committee


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