Dienstag 12.05. 19.00 Uhr

Voting and Election Reform

Controversies in American Electoral Democracy


Election 2020 and 60 Years of Stuttgart-St. Louis Sister Cities

Location: ifa WeltRaum, Charlottenplatz 17, 70173 Stuttgart
Admission: free
Language: English

Russian interference, hacking the electoral system, winning an election without popular vote, a highly complicated registration process, and the failure to make Election Day a national holiday have led to one of the lowest voter participation rates in the developed world. Is the U.S. voting system in need of a fundamental update? Political scientist David Kimball will address efforts to reform the complicated election rules in the U.S. He will take a look at efforts to change the Electoral College in presidential elections and a new way to draw legislative districts. His talk further includes procedures to increase voter participation as well as efforts to make voting more convenient and to reduce fraud. David Kimball will further illustrate new voting technology and plans to make voting systems more secure from cyber threats.

With: Prof. Dr. David C. Kimball, University of Missouri-St. Louis

In cooperation with: Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit, Landesbüro Baden-Württemberg