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Ritter, M., and C. Tolbert. 2020. Accessible Elections: How State Governments Can

Help Americans Vote. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.


Book Projects


Rising Above Conspiracy: Understanding Elections, Election Administration, and Democracy in America and Abroad in the 2020s (under contract with De Gruyter)


Nationalizing Accessible Elections: What Happens when the Mailbox becomes the Ballot Box

and the Backlash to Expanding Voting Access?

Academic Publications

Ritter, M. Forthcoming. “Building a Cross-National Research Dialogue on Elections and Election

Administration between the USA and France.” French Politics.


Ritter, M., and C. J. Tolbert. Forthcoming. “Key Insights from Accessible Voting Roundtable.” French



Coll, J., M. Ritter and C. Tolbert. Forthcoming. “Campaigns, Elections and

Voting Access.” In Politics in the American States. Eds. Thad Kousser et al. 13th ed. Sage.


Ritter, M., and C. J. Tolbert. 2024. “Measuring County Election Administration in the United States.” Election Law Journal.


Ritter, M., Coll, J., and Tolbert, C. 2023. “Can Election Administration Overcome the Effects of

Restrictive State Voting Laws?” Election Law Journal.


Ritter, M. 2023. “The Pandemic, The U.S. Postal Service, and Mail Voting Laws and Voting in

American Elections.” In Pandemic at the Polls, ed. Dari Tran. Lexington Books.


Ritter, M. 2023. “Assessing the Impact of United States Postal System and Election

Administration on Absentee and Mail Voting in the 2012 and 2020 U.S. Midterm and Presidential

Elections.” Election Law Journal 22(2): 166-184.


Coll, J., C. Tolbert, and M. Ritter. 2022. “Understanding Preferences for Comprehensive Electoral Reform in the United States.” Social Science Quarterly 103(7): 1523-1538.


Clayton, C., and M. Ritter. 2022. “Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee and

the Future of Voting Rights.” In SCOTUS 2021: Major Decisions and Developments of the U.S.   

Supreme Court. Ed. Morgan Marietta. Palgrave Macmillan


Ritter, M., and F. Solt. 2019. “Economic Inequality and Campaign Participation.” Social Science Quarterly 100(3): 678-688.


Bianchi, A. J., A. M. Ruch, M. Ritter, and Ji Hye Kim. 2016. “Emotion Management: Unexpected Research Opportunities.” Sociology Compass 10(2): 172-183.



Ritter, M. 2022/2024. The Landscape of American Politics. Dubuque, IA: Great River Learning.1st and 2nd Editions.


Works in Progress


“Does Making Voting Easier Outweigh Making Voting Harder? How Convenience Voting and Voter

 ID Laws Shape Voter Turnout.” (journal article)


“Effect of Online Voter Registration on Political Participation.” (journal article)


 “Accounting for Missing Income in Voting Research.” (journal article)


“Emotion Management and the 2020 and 2022 U.S. Elections.” (journal article)


 “How Zoning Laws Impact Poverty in American Cities.” (journal article)


“Impacts of Perceptions of Voter Fraud on Prospective Voter Efficacy and Political Participation.”

 (journal article)


“Residual Voting, Voting Equipment, and Inequality in the 2016 and 2018 U.S. General Elections.”   

 (journal article)


“Transformative Implications of a Female Presidency.” (journal article)


“Two Dogmas of Election Forecasting.” (journal article)


“Using Voter File and County Data to Assess the Impact of Oregon’s Automatic Voter Registration  

  Law in the 2016 to 2022 Elections.” (journal article)

           Michael Ritter

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