Activating the Unlisted

Activating the Unlisted

William Isaac, Michigan State University

As campaigns increasingly rely on voter databases to focus their campaign efforts, there is a growing class of missing or “unlisted” voters that campaigns and the resulting elected officials often ignore. William Isaac is a talented graduate student at Michigan State University exploring how we can get those unlisted on the list, so that we can have a more inclusive and representative electorate.

Interview

1) Who are you and how did you come to get involved in this work?

2) Why is your work important?

3) What distinguishes your project from similar efforts – and why do you believe it will succeed in ways that other efforts might not?

4) What does success look like in five years – how will things be different if you’re successful?