Throughout November, Ozarks at Large is participating in the Purple Project for Democracy, a nonpartisan campaign that explores civics, government and public service. Today we speak with Jennifer Price, director of elections for Washington County, about how to register to vote.
The Purple Project for Democracy will stretch across several media outlets in November with the non-partisan goal of rediscovering democracy. KUAF and Ozarks at Large will explore civics, government and public service. Rebecca Winthrop, with the Brookings Institution, is an organizer of the effort.
During the month of November, KUAF will participate in the national movement called The Purple Project for Democracy. The Purple Project is a non-partisan coalition, campaign and movement, spanning the breadth of American society "to rediscover and recommit to our democratic values and institutions."
New research published in the journal Political Behavior finds few people have general knowledge of ballot measures as they go vote. The researchers used data collected in 2014 and 2016 during the annual Arkansas Poll conducted by the University of Arkansas. We speak with political science professor Janine Parry, who is also the director of the Arkansas Poll and one of the authors of the study, to learn more about the research.
The 20th annual Arkansas Poll is being released today. Designed and analyzed by Janine Parry, professor of political science at the University of Arkansas, the annual poll is one of the oldest public state polls in the country. This year, 1,200 respondents answered questions about climate change, health care and politics.