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University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Election administration, voter turnout, voting rights, political participation
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Dr. Martha Kropf is Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her research focuses on  election administration, voter turnout, social cooperation and voting rights. Dr. Kropf is the Interim Director of the Public Policy Ph.D. program at UNC Charlotte. She began her career working at the Survey Research Center at the University of Maryland where she was a Project Coordinator (1997). In 1998, she began her academic career at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in the Department of Political Science. In 2006, she and her husband (John Szmer, J.D., Ph.D.) moved to UNC Charlotte.

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Kropf, Martha E. 2016. Institutions and the Right to Vote: Franchise in America. Palgrave/Macmillan.

Kropf, Martha and David C. Kimball. 2012. Helping America Vote: The Limits of Election Reform. New York: Routledge.




Kimball, David C. and Martha Kropf. Forthcoming. “Cumulative Voting: The Case of Port Chester, New York.” Social Science Quarterly. Article first published online: 13 APR 2016, DOI: 10.1111/ssqu.12277


Kimball, David C., Martha Kropf, Donald Moynihan, Carol L. Silva, and Brady Baybeck. 2013. “The Policy Views of Partisan Election Officials.” University of California-Irvine Law Review 3: 551-574.

Kropf, Martha. 2013. “North Carolina Election Reform Ten Years After the Help America Vote Act.” Election Law Journal 12(2): 179-189.



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