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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 Project

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

      and the Backlash to Expanding Voting Access?

Other Published Research

Ritter, M., Coll, J., and Tolbert, C. Forthcoming. “Can Election Administration Overcome the

     Effects of Restrictive State Voting Laws?” Election Law Journal.

Ritter, M. Forthcoming. “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.

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. 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. The Landscape of American Politics. Dubuque, IA: Great River Learning.

Submitted Manuscripts

“Does Making Voting Easier Outweigh Making Voting Harder? How Convenience Voting and Voter ID Laws Shape Voter Turnout.” Under Review.

“Effect of Online Voter Registration on Political Participation.” Under Review.


“County Election Administration Performance.” Under Review.


Works in Progress

“Accessible Voting in the 2018, 2020, and 2022 Elections.” (journal article)


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


“Emotion Management and the 2020 U.S. Election.” (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, 2018, and 2020 Elections.” (journal article)

           Michael Ritter

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