Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Participation in Seattle’s Democracy Voucher Program: A Comparison of the 2017 and 2019 Election Cycles

Posted: 1/11/2021 (CSDE Seminar Series)

At the CSDE seminar on January 15th, Dr. Brian McCabe and Dr. Jennifer Heerwig will present “Participation in Seattle’s Democracy Voucher Program: A Comparison of the 2017 and 2019 Election Cycles”Dr. Jake Grumbach (Assistant Professor, UW Department of Political Science) will be the discussant. The talk will discuss how the demographic composition of participants in Seattle’s Democracy Voucher program shifted at the conclusion of the 2019 election cycle. Between 2017 and 2019, the number of participants in the program nearly doubled from 20,727 to 38,092 residents. Although participation increased across demographic groups, the largest gains were concentrated among white, high-income and older residents, as well as those who vote regularly in elections. Dr. McCabe is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University and an affiliated faculty member in the McCourt School of Public Policy. Dr. Heerwig is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Political Science at SUNY-Stony Brook.

Register for Dr. McCabe and Dr. Heerwig’s Zoom seminar here. This quarter, CSDE is recording the seminar series and posting the links on its website. Visit our site here.

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Date: 01/15/2021

Time: 12.30 - 1.30 pm

Location: Virtual via Zoom