Political Science Department

Paul Gronke

Professor of Political Science

Email | 503-517-7393 | Rees House
On leave AY 2024-2025.

American politics, public opinion, legislative politics.

Paul Gronke (PhD Michigan, '93, MA University of Essex ’84, BA Chicago '82) is a professor of Political Science and Director of the Early Voting Information at Reed College in Portland, OR. Dr. Gronke studies American politics, specializing in convenience and early voting, election administration, public opinion, and elections.

In 2005, Dr. Gronke established the Early Voting Information Center. EVIC searches for common sense, non-partisan solutions to identified problems in election administration that are backed by solid empirical evidence and tailored to the conditions of the time and jurisdiction, and that may or may not include the administration of early voting.  EVIC has worked with a number of state and local governments, Secretaries of State and state election directors, federal agencies, and non-profit organization, mostly but not exclusively related to early voting and social scientific research on election administration.

For the past decade, Dr. Gronke has worked to improve access and ensure integrity in the American elections system, helping to guarantee that every eligible citizen in the United States can participate in our democratic system.

Gronke’s has published more than three dozen peer-reviewed articles, monographs, and reports on topics ranging from public opinion and trust in government, public opinion about government use of torture, congressional elections, early and no-excuse absentee voting, and automatic voter registration.

Dr. Gronke served for eight years as editor of the Election Law Journal, an interdisciplinary journal of election law, administration, and politics, and is currently co-editor of PS: Political Science and Politics, one of three flagship journals of the American Political Science Association.

Paul lives with his family in the beautiful city of Portland, OR where he cycles, sits in coffee shops, gardens, and follows politics.  If you’re really nice to him, he may give you some home-grown vegetables or something that he’s pickled.

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