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CSED -- Texas Poll Workers Survey

Project_ID: 
8.33
Sponsor: 
Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy, BYU
PI1: 
James Ellis
PC1: 
Deborah R. Rexrode
Type: 
Local Government
Nationwide, statewide and regional
Contact Mode: 
Web
Mail
Sample: 
The target population for the study was all Texas poll workers who worked in the general election on November 4, 2008 in Bexar and Travis Counties.
Project Type: 
Surveys and data collection
Year: 
2008
The Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy (CSED) at Brigham Young University conducted this survey in response to the “Make Voting Work” initiative funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts and the JEHT Foundation, HAVA Partners, LLC, and the Texas Secretary of State to determine the extent to which an online poll worker training course, taken in addition to the traditional face-to-face training session, improves poll workers’ confidence and performance on Election Day. The pilot program to test the effectiveness of the online training was implemented in two Texas counties: Bexar County and Travis County. The survey was conducted as a post-election survey.