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Bridgett A. King

Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Kentucky
Chapter Member: Kentucky SSN

About Bridgett

King’s research focuses on election administration, public policy, citizen voting experiences, and race and ethnicity. Overarching themes in King’s writings include the administrative structure of rights restoration for citizens with felony convictions, citizen confidence in electoral outcomes, and the consequences of administrative discretion on voter experiences. King serves as the director of the Master of Public Administration program at Auburn University, an instructor in the Election Center Certified Elections/Registration Administrator (CERA) Program, and an Affiliated Researcher with the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama (PARCA).

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The Future of Election Administration: Cases and Conversations (edited with Mitchell Brown and Kathleen Hale) (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019).

Notes that as the American election administration landscape changes as a result of major court cases, national and state legislation, changes in professionalism, and the evolution of equipment and security, so must the work of on-the-ground practitioners change. Presents a series of case studies designed to highlight practical responses to these changes from the national, state, and local levels.

"Descriptive Representation in Election Administration: Poll Workers and Voter Confidence" (with Alicia Barnes). Election Law Journal 18, no. 1 (March 2019): 16-30.

Focuses on the relationship between citizen interaction with racially/ethnically similar poll workers and trust in American elections for African American and Hispanic voters.

"Policy and Precinct: Citizen Evaluations and Electoral Confidence" Social Science Quarterly 98, no. 2 (June 2017): 672-689.

Evaluates the role of state policy and election precinct evaluations on citizen confidence in individual and nationwide electoral outcomes.

"Disenfranchising the Enfranchised: Exploring the Relationship between Felony Disenfranchisement and African American Voter Turnout" (with Laura Erickson). Journal of Black Studies 47, no. 8 (November 2016): 799-821.

Investigates the relationship between felony disenfranchisement and African American voter turnout.