Michael Ritter

Michael Ritter
Political Science
University of Iowa

Michael's research focuses on elections, election reform laws, voting behavior, political participation, representation, political behavior/psychology, public opinion, media and politics, campaigns and parties, and state politics and policy. Recent research  has centered on the impact of voting reform laws on participation and campaigns. In May 2017, he will defend his dissertation, "Accessible Voting and Political Inequality: Voting Reform Laws and Reshaping Voter Turnout in the American States, which focuses on how early voting, no-excuse absentee or mail voting, and Same Day Registration laws shape the turnout of the poor across all the American states.