Nov 8, 2012 — President Obama, in his victory speech, noted that the hours voters had to wait in line are something "we have to fix." One solution: Spend more on equipment and poll workers. But that would be tough in this fiscal climate. Another is to expand early voting. But states such as Ohio have had their early-voting laws challenged in court.
Nov 7, 2012 — You volunteered, you voted, but your candidate just lost. How do you deal? Psychology experts suggest taking some pointers from — of all things — die-hard sports fans.
Nov 6, 2012 — Election Day brought the usual reports of malfunctioning voting machines, and voting-rights lawyers said they received reports from Pennsylvania that some residents were erroneously being told they needed photo ID. But even in battleground states, there were few reports of major problems by late evening.
Nov 6, 2012 — On or around Election Day, millions of Americans will show up at their polling places and settle in for what could be a long wait in line to cast their ballots. So how do you respond if the person behind you decides it's the perfect time to loudly express his political opinion? A look at what some voters say is OK and what's not at the polls.
Nov 5, 2012 — Early voting officially ended on Saturday in Florida. But legal challenges by Democrats opened up election offices in several counties on Sunday.
Nov 5, 2012 — What does one vote matter, your vote? Clearly the election is not going to turn on your individual action. So where does the motivation come from to get up out of your chair and head to the polling station? Commentator Tania Lombrozo digs into the psychology of our decision to vote, or not.
Oct 29, 2012 — The fearsome storm has shut down early voting in multiple states and disrupted the presidential candidates' campaign schedules. Sandy may wreak havoc as it claws up the East Coast, but voting experts say its impact may fizzle come Election Day.
Aug 22, 2012 — Psychology explains why people don't always do what they intend to do. Can it explain why many independents vote along partisan lines?
Jul 13, 2012 — Casting a deciding vote in a national election is about as likely as winning the lottery. So why do we do it? Why do you vote? The heart of the matter is up for debate, with commentator Alva Noë leading the way.
Jun 1, 2010 — Brookings scholar William Galston argues that the answer to polarization in U.S. politics is the reluctance of those in the ideological middle to come out and vote.