Dr. Michael Hanmer
Professor of Government and Politics and Research Director, Center for Democracy and Civic Engagement at the University of Maryland
Dr. Michael Hanmer is a Professor in the Department of Government and Politics and Research Director for the Center for Democracy and Civic Engagement at the University of Maryland (UMD). His research focuses on political participation, public opinion, and political methodology. He is on the advisory board for the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge and is a member of the TerpsVote steering committee. Hanmer co-directs the Washington Post-UMD poll.
Hanmer is the author of Discount Voting: Voter Registration Laws and Their Effects and co-author of Voting Technology: The Not-So-Simple Act of Casting a Ballot. He has published articles on a variety of topics related to elections such as voter registration, absentee voting, voting-by-mail, ballot design, college student voting, early voting, public agency registration, and voter identification laws. He has also published on public opinion toward foreign policy, methods to increase the accuracy of survey responses, and methods to improve the reporting of statistical analyses.
Dr. Hanmer received his B.A. in economics from SUNY Geneseo and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan.
- “The fight over U.S. voting rights is nothing new — it’s just got a pandemic twist this time” on the CBC
- “How safe are your election ballots? Here’s what you need to know” in Democrat & Chronicle
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