Voter registration and voter turnout are hot topics every election cycle, but have you ever wondered how you can contribute to improving voter engagement? This workshop will look beyond the politically charged rhetoric and examine voter behavior. Dr. Amanda Wintersieck will present research-based information on voting and voter registration, as well as give strategies for increasing voter turnout in Chattanooga and Tennessee. Following Dr. Wintersieck's discussion, the voter registration team of the local League of Women Voters chapter will lead a training session on voter registration and give you the opportunity to sign up to help register voters locally.
About the teacher:
Amanda Wintersieck received her Ph.D. in political science from Arizona State University in 2015. She joined the department as an Assistant Professor of Political Science in the fall of 2015. Her research interests lie in political behavior and political communication. Specifically, she is interested in the effects of political campaigns on voters’ evaluations of candidates, on the role the media plays in citizen’s vote choice, and the conditions that advantage a candidate’s campaign. Her current research focuses on the role of news media and the impact of the electoral context in political campaigns. She pursues these interests utilizing a multi-methodological approach, including experiments, surveys, and content analysis.
Please note: The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. We will not be discussing policy and political opinions - we will only be discussing data-supported strategies and the mechanics behind actually registering voters.