Election expert to explore change driven by electoral meltdown of 2000

Faculty author and national expert on election administration Martha Kropf will discuss how the 2000 election continues to affect policymakers nearly 15 years later in the final installment of the 2013-14 Personally Speaking Lecture Series. This free, public talk is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 20, at UNC Charlotte Center City. A reception will follow.

Kropf, a professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, will consider the sometimes competing values driving election reforms: access and integrity. She has examined a variety of election-related issues, such as provisional voting, how local election officials implement election policies and voter turnout. The author of more than 20 research articles and book chapters on various election and voter turnout-related topics, Kropf co-authored “Helping America Vote: The Limits of Election Reform” with David Kimball.

The Personally Speaking Lecture Series is designed to connect the community with UNC Charlotte College of Liberal Arts & Sciences faculty members and their research. The J. Murrey Atkins Library partners with the college on these events. Reservations are requested via email to clas-event@uncc.edu or call 704-687-1429.

“We support the University’s mission to serve as a resource to the greater Charlotte area, and this series is an excellent way to share with the community the knowledge and expertise of our faculty,” said Nancy Gutierrez, dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.