Louis Massicotte

CDEM Senior Fellow
Visiting Professor

Professor Massicotte has distinguished himself as an excellent teacher, solid researcher, and internationally known scholar. He has written numerous journal articles and book chapters on issues of Canadian politics, federalism, and election systems. He is co-author of three books, including Establishing the Rules of the Game: Election Laws in Democracies, which is a seminal text on election systems. This book compares voting rights, voter registration processes, election management institutions, and other key aspects of electoral systems in dozens of countries. He is currently researching electoral legislation across 46 democracies. Professor Massicotte has served as an expert advisor to Canada���s Chief Electoral Officer, to government departments and commissions in Canada, and to international organizations involved in promoting democratic elections overseas. He has also provided testimony to the Carter-Baker Commission on Federal Election Reform in the United States.

Professor Massicotte received his undergraduate degree from Laval University in Quebec City and his PhD from Carleton University in Ottawa. He is well trained both in academics and in scholarship and is well prepared for the positions described herein.