Michigan Local Leaders Expect Increased Challenges for the 2020 Election, but Are Confident about Administering Accurate Elections

20 Pages Posted: 4 Dec 2020

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Natalie Fitzpatrick

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Debra Horner

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Thomas M. Ivacko

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Date Written: October 7, 2020

Abstract

This report presents the opinions of Michigan’s township and city officials on issues related to election administration in their jurisdictions, including expected challenges and confidence in election security. Data from a parallel survey of Michigan County Clerks is included as well. These findings are based on statewide surveys of local government leaders in the Spring 2020 wave of the Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS), conducted between March 30 and June 1, 2020—prior to the August 2020 primary. It also contains comparisons to opinions expressed in the Spring 2017 MPPS wave.

Keywords: Elections, Voting, Michigan

Suggested Citation

Fitzpatrick, Natalie and Horner, Debra and Ivacko, Thomas M., Michigan Local Leaders Expect Increased Challenges for the 2020 Election, but Are Confident about Administering Accurate Elections (October 7, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3717165 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3717165

Natalie Fitzpatrick

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy ( email )

735 South State Street, Weill Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
United States

Debra Horner

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy ( email )

735 South State Street, Weill Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
United States

Thomas M. Ivacko (Contact Author)

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy ( email )

735 South State Street, Weill Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
United States

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