League of Women Voters of Lawrence-Douglas County’s next hot topic: Voting habits (Announcement)

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Matt Cravens, data analyst for Douglas County, will present his summary of his most recent research, “What are Voting Habits and How are They Strengthened?” at the next League of Women Voters of Lawrence-Douglas County Hot Topic series.

Cravens’ doctoral thesis at the University of Minnesota was “The Role of Habit in Voting: Making and Breaking Habitual Voters.”

As a visiting professor and researcher at the Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth College, he helped manage the Policy Research Shop, a student-staffed, faculty-mentored opportunity for students to conduct research in public policy.

Matt’s interest in voting has continued with research on how voting habits are formed and reenforced by identifying the psychological underpinnings cued by certain contexts and influenced by our own identity as voters.

The presentation is scheduled for noon Tuesday, June 15. It will be open to the public at this Zoom link:

For more information about LWVL-DC, visit

— The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. The group influences public policy through education and advocacy. 

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