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Policies aimed at increasing electoral competition and campaign spending would help address low levels of voter turnout in city elections

Weinschenk, Aaron C. (2013) Policies aimed at increasing electoral competition and campaign spending would help address low levels of voter turnout in city elections. LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog (10 Sep 2013). Website.

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Abstract

In recent years commentators have become increasingly concerned with declining election turnout across the US. The trend is nowhere more pronounced than in city mayoral elections, where turnout is frequently as low as 25 per cent. Looking at 340 mayoral elections, Aaron C. Weinschenk finds that turnout could be increased through increased electoral competition, and holding votes on the same day as national elections. He also argues that encouraging greater spending on campaigns will lead to higher levels of civic engagement and turnout in local elections.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 LSE USAPP; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2014 12:36
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2020 23:08
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/57186

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