During Tuesday’s midterm elections, researchers from Dartmouth and the University of Florida were tracking how long it took voters—in Hanover, N.H., and in several precincts in Florida’s Miami-Dade County—to cast their ballots, reports the Valley News.
“We are interested in basic precinct processes and the time voters take to vote,” Michael Herron, a professor of government, tells the newspaper. “Wait times are important because when you wait, you are paying a tax, a time tax.”
In Hanover, Dartmouth students used a smartphone “applet” designed by Dartmouth’s Neukom Institute for Computational Science to record the time it took people to vote, the article notes.
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