André Blais is professor in the department of political science at the Université de Montréal. He is the leader of the Making Electoral Democray Work Project and the chair of the Planning Committee of the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES). He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and a research fellow with the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship (CSDC), the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en économie quantitative (CIREQ), and the Center for Interuniversity Research Analysis on Organizations (CIRANO). He is past president of the Canadian Political Science Association. His research interests are elections, electoral systems, turnout, public opinion, and methodology.