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Kenneth R. Mayer

Professor
American Politics
Affiliated with Lafollette School of Public Affairs
Research Interests: 
Australia, Campaign Finance, Election Administration, Elections, Political Institutions, Presidency, Unilateral Powers
Office Location: 
201D North Hall
Phone: 
(608) 263-2286

Education

Publications

Barry C. Burden, David T. Canon, Kenneth R. Mayer, Donald P. Moynihan, and Jacob R. Neiheisel, "What Happens at the Polling Place: Using Administrative Data to Look Inside Election," Public Administration Review 77:3 (May/June, 2017): 354-64

Barry C. Burden, David Canon, Kenneth Mayer, and Donald Moynihan "The Complicated Partisan Effects of State Election Laws,” Political Research Quarterly, forthcoming. 

Barry Burden, David Canon, Kenneth Mayer, and Donald Moynihan. “Election Laws, Mobilization, and Turnout: The Unanticipated Consequences of Election Reform.” American Journal of Political Science 58, 1 (2014): 95-109.   

David Canon, John Coleman, Kenneth Mayer. Faultlines: Debating the Issues in American Politics. 4th ed. 2014. Previous editions: 2011, 2007, 2004. New York: W.W. Norton.

Barry Burden, David Canon, Kenneth Mayer, Stéphane Lavertu, and Donald P. Moynihan. “Selection Methods, Partisanship, and the Administration of Elections,” Forthcoming (2013) American Politics Research.   

Barry Burden, David Canon, Kenneth Mayer, and Donald P. Moynihan. “The Effects and Costs of Early Voting and Same Day Registration in the 2008 Elections,” Forthcoming (September, 2013) American Journal of Political Science.   

Barry Burden, David Canon, Kenneth Mayer, Stéphane Lavertu, and Donald Moynihan. “Selection Methods, Partisanship, and the Administration of Elections.”;American Politics Research 41, 6 (2013): 903-36.   

Burden, Barry C., Canon, David T., Mayer, Kenneth, & Moynihan, Donald P. (2012). The effect of administrative burden on bureaucratic perception of policies: Evidence from election administration. Public Administration Review72(5), 741-751.

Burden, B. C., Canon, D. T., Mayer, K. R., & Moynihan, D. P. (2011). Early voting and election day registration in the trenches: local officials' perceptions of election reform. Election Law Journal10(2), 89-102..