Workshop Announcement: Election Institutions and Electoral Integrity

Mayo BallotElection Institutions and Electoral Integrity

16 October 2014

NUI Merrion Square

All Welcome. Please email to confirm attendance (for catering purposes).


10.00 – 11.15              Evaluating Electoral Institutions and Administration

Andrew Reynolds, (University of North Carolina) (co-authors: Jorgen Elklit and Pippa Norris)

Why Electoral Integrity Matters: Measurement and Consequences

Carolien VanHam (University of Twente) (co-author: Sarah Birch)

Getting away with foul play? How oversight institutions strengthen election integrity.


Coffee Break


11.45 – 1.15                Managing Politics     

Bregje Hollman (Utrecht) (co-authors: Naomi Kamoen, Jasper van de Pol, & Claes de Vreese)

Voting Advice Applications Increasing turnout through understanding politics?


Fiona Buckley and Theresa Reidy (UCC)

Ballot Paper Design, Insights from an experimental study at local elections in Ireland


Stephen Quinlan (GESIS, Universitat Mannheim)

Facilitating and Mobilizing the Electorate: Electoral Administration, Turnout, and Inform



2.15 – 4.00                  Reaching the Voters

David Farrell (UCD)

It’s good to vote. It’s good to talk to


Gary Murphy (DCU)

Redrawing Local Electoral Area Boundaries: Clientelism, Gerrymandering and Public Service                       


John Coakley (UCD)

The Case for Fixed Boundary Constituencies in Ireland


4.00 – 4.30                              Closed Session


Conference Convenors: Fiona Buckley (UCC) and Theresa Reidy (UCC)

Project funded by the ‘New Foundations’ Awards of the Irish Research Council

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