Welcome to EPOVB!


EPOVB is on Twitter!  –  2019 EPOVB Award Winners

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

EPOVB is on Twitter!

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.

Congratulations to EPOVB’s 2019 Award Winners!

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
Green, Donald P., Bradley Palmquest, and Eric Schickler. Partisan Hearts and Minds: Political Parties and the Social Identities of Voters (Yale University Press, 2002)

Emerging Scholar Award
Anand Sokhey, University of Colorado – Boulder

EPOVB Best Paper Award, co-winners
“God, Sex, and Especially Politics: Disentangling the Dimensions of Discrimination.”
Maggie A. Deichert (Vanderbilt University)
Stephen N. Goggin (San Diego State University)
Alexander Theodoridis (University of California, Merced)

“Divided by the Vote: Affective Polarization in the Wake of Brexit.”
Sara B. Hobolt (London School of Economics)
Thomas J. Leeper (London School of Economics)
James Tilley (Oxford University)

Best Article, Political Behavior
Mo, Cecilia Hyunjung. 2018. “Perceived Relative Deprivation and Risk: An Aspiration-Based Model of Human Trafficking Vulnerability.” Political Behavior 40 (1): 247–77.

John Sullivan Graduate Student Paper Award
Bradley Spahn, Stanford University: “Before Stable Partisanship”

Graduate Student Travel Award
Caitlin Davies, Stony Brook
Brian Hamel, UCLA
Aykut Ozturk, Syracuse
Elizabeth Schmitt, University of Arizona


Elizabeth Zechmeister
Vanderbilt University

André Blais
Université de Montréal

David Lublin

American University

Communications Director:
John Holbein
University of Virginia

Executive Council:
Jon Ladd
Georgetown University
David Nickerson
Temple University
Camille Burge
Villanova University
Michele Marglois
University of Pennsylvania
Alessandro Nai
University of Amsterdam
John Ryan
Stony Brook University

2020 APSA Program Chairs:
Public Opinion
Tyson King-Meadows
University of Maryland BC
Elections and Voting Behavior
Hanna Waas
University of Helsinki

Editors of Political Behavior:
Geoff Layman
Notre Dame University
Benjamin Radcliff
Notre Dame University