Welcome to EPOVB!


EPOVB at APSA ’17  –  Call for Editors, Political Behavior  –  2018 EPOVB Award Winners

APSA’s organized section on Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior (EPOVB) promotes interest in teaching and research on elections, electoral behavior, public opinion, voting turnout, and political participation, both within the United States and throughout the world.

We’re one of the largest and most active sections in the American Political Science Association.  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, institutions, processes, and policies.  Please let us know if you want to become involved.

Become an EPOVB member!  When joining APSA or renewing your membership, consider joining EPVOB.

Michael Martinez, President


Join EPOVB in San Francisco at APSA 2017!


  • We’ve assembled a smorgasbord of panels (50 of them!) on elections, public opinion and voting behavior.
  • We’ll host our section’s business meeting and awards ceremony (Friday, Sept. 1 6:30 – 7:30 pm, Hilton Plaza A) followed by our joint reception with the Political Communication section (7:30 – 9 pm, Westin Elizabethan C & D).
  • We’re co-sponsoring a pre-APSA workshop conducted by the Electoral Integrity Project on Electoral Security and Voting Rights focusing on the 2016 U.S. Elections (Weds. August 30). To register, click here.


Call for Nominations and Applications:
Editorship of Political Behavior

Professor Michael Martinez, Chair of EPOVB, has appointed a Search Committee to select a new Editor for Political Behavior, the section’s official journal. Published by Springer Science+Business Media, the journal receives approximately 400 manuscript submissions per year, publishes four issues per year, and has a five-year Impact Factor of 2.6. The members of the Search Committee are:

  • Cindy Kam (Vanderbilt University), Chair
  • Richard Johnston (University of British Columbia)
  • Jan Leighley (American University)
  • Alex Pacek (Texas A&M University)
  • David Peterson (Iowa State University), ex officio

The Search Committee invites nominations and applications for the Editorship of Political Behavior. The incoming Editor will succeed current Editor David Peterson, whose term will end on December 31, 2018. The new Editor will serve a renewable four-year term, from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2022. The Search Committee welcomes both individual Editor and Editorial Team candidacies.

Nominations and applications for the Editorship of Political Behavior should be sent via e-mail to the Search Committee Chair, Cindy Kam (cindy.d.kam@vanderbilt.edu). Instructions on submitting a completed application may be found here.


Congratulations to EPOVB’s 2018 Award Winners!

We’re delighted to announce the 2018 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.

Warren E. Miller Prize
Kay Scholzman, Boston College

Phillip E. Converse Book Award
Jennifer L. Hochschild, Harvard University

Emerging Scholar Award
Samara Klar, University of Arizona
Michael Tesler, University of California, Irvine

EPOVB Best Paper Award
Cecilia Mo, University of California, Berkeley
Katharine Conn, Columbia University

Best Article, Political Behavior
Kevin Munger, New York University

John Sullivan Graduate Student Paper Award
Elizabeth Connors, Stony Brook University

Graduate Student Travel Award
Elizabeth Connors, Stony Brook University


Michael Martinez

University of Florida

Elizabeth Zechmeister

Vanderbilt University

Jennifer Wolak

University of Colorado

Communications Director:
Patrick Egan
New York University

Executive Council:
Antoine Banks
University of Maryland
Jason Barabas
Stony Brook University
Jane Green
University of Manchester
Candis Watts Smith
University of North Carolina
Rune Slothuus
Aarhus University
Nicholas Valentino
University of Michigan

2017 APSA Program Chairs:
Public Opinion
Tiffany Barnes
University of Kentucky
Elections and Voting Behavior
John Barry Ryan
Stony Brook University

Editor of Political Behavior:
David Peterson
Iowa State University