Catalist Voter File Project

Catalist, a consulting firm, has compiled all voter files for all states. The firm has also cleaned the files (to get rid of duplicates, etc.). This project will assess the quality of voter registration files and aggregate the cleaned voter files to the levels of political geographies, such as precincts, legislative districts, and states. We will produce studies of the state of voter registration in the United States, the predictors of voter participation, and district-level descriptions.

  • Sponsoring Faculty Member: Stephen Ansolabehere
  • Undergraduate Research Scholar: Benjamin Blatt, Phillip Morris, Rebecca Goldstein