APSA’s organized section on Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior (EPOVB) promotes scholarly dialogue related to teaching and research on elections, electoral behavior, public opinion, voting turnout, and political participation, both within the United States and throughout the world.
EPOVB is one of the largest and most active sections in the American Political Science Association. The section (APSA Section 32) is the union of two divisions: Elections and Voting Behavior (Division 36) and Public Opinion (Division 37).
In addition to organizing dozens of interesting panels and presentations at the annual APSA meetings, our awards recognize superior research in our field by advanced, emerging, and graduate student scholars. Our official journal, Political Behavior, publishes original research in the general fields of political behavior, public opinion, institutions, processes, and policies.
Become an EPOVB member! When joining APSA or renewing your membership, or at any other time, consider joining EPVOB. Want to be even more involved? Reach out to any member of our section officers to express an interest in getting involved in the section’s organization, activities, and leadership.
Graduate students – we welcome your participation! Join the section at a discounted rate ($0!). Apply for travel awards from the section. And attend our business meeting and reception at the annual convention.
Section Bylaws – our section’s bylaws can be found here.
Liz Zechmeister, President
You can follow us @epovb and share news. We’d love to use social media to publicize work by our members and opportunities that are of interest.
We’re delighted to announce the 2019 winners of EPOVB’s Section Awards. More information about this year’s winners and award committees may be found here; information about previous winners may be found here.
Philip E. Converse Book Award
Emerging Scholar Award
EPOVB Best Paper Award, co-winners
“Divided by the Vote: Affective Polarization in the Wake of Brexit.”
Best Article, Political Behavior
John Sullivan Graduate Student Paper Award
Graduate Student Travel Award