WMU News

Future of voting in the electronic age

March 2, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- The future of voting in the electronic age will be the topic of a presentation by a political scientist visiting Western Michigan University Friday, March 9.

Dr. Richard G. Niemi, the Don Alonzo Watson Professor of Political Science at the University of Rochester, will address "Electronic Democracy: Considering the Future of Voting" from 3 to 5 p.m. in Room 3508 of Knauss Hall. Sponsored by WMU's Institute of Government and Politics and the Political Science Graduate Association, Niemi's presentation is free and open to the public.

Niemi is the co-author of a number of books on voting patterns, legislative districting and public opinion, including his most recent work, "Civic Education: What Makes Students Learn." The author of more than 100 published articles, he has received many grants and fellowships from organizations, including the Ford Foundation, the National Science Foundation and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. Niemi received his doctoral degree from the University of Michigan and has been at the University of Rochester since 1967.

For more information, contact the WMU Institute of Government and Politics at (616) 387-5372.

Media contact: Marie Lee, 616 387-8400, marie.lee@wmich.edu

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