Kelsey Kober

Research Fellow

Kelsey Kober

Kelsey performs quantitative research specializing in state legislative contests and ranked choice voting. Before coming to FairVote, Kelsey worked for the anti-poverty group RESULTS and interned at Citizens for Tax Justice, People For the American Way, Food Tank, and the Ohio Democratic Party. Her writing has been featured in 9 different print and online publications, including The Hill, The Christian Science Monitor, and Zarytheus, a student Political Science research journal.

Kelsey recently graduated cum laude from Denison University with a B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy. She’s passionate about fighting poverty, data analysis, and the Michigan Wolverines.

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Posts by Kelsey Kober

Competition under Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission

Posted on November 08, 2016

Even after the adoption of an independent redistricting commission, seven of Arizona’s nine congressional districts are completely safe for the party that holds them. We report on the impact of redistricting on competition in U.S. house races since 1984.



National Voter Registration Day: Why We Need Universal Voter Registration

Posted on September 27, 2016

September 27 marks National Voter Registration Day. For many, this day symbolizes American democracy and an invitation to all citizens to participate in the government. What many might not know is that the United States is one of the only democracies in the world to not automatically register voters, instead shifting the responsibility to political parties, organizations, and elected officials with a history of bias.


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