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Ballot design can have a huge impact on voter participation, especially in nonpartisan elections

Bonneau, Chris W. and Loepp, Eric (2013) Ballot design can have a huge impact on voter participation, especially in nonpartisan elections. LSE American Politics and Policy (29 Nov 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The ballot is one of the most fundamental implements of democracy – but can ballot design influence the outcome of an election? Chris W. Bonneau and Eric Loepp find that ballots that give voters the ability to vote for all candidates with the same party label (the straight-ticket voting option) in multiple elections may have major consequences for electoral participation, especially in ‘down-ticket’ races. They argue that while straight ticket voting may enhance participation in these races if they are partisan, non-partisan ‘down ticket’ races are much more likely to see reduced voter participation.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2014 09:33
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2019 23:18
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58325

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