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Nonpartisan election formats do not affect voting behaviors

Bonneau, Chris W. and Cann, Damon M. (2013) Nonpartisan election formats do not affect voting behaviors. LSE American Politics and Policy (16 Dec 2013). Website.

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Nonpartisan elections—in which candidates are not endorsed by a political party and their party affiliation does not appear on the ballot—have been criticized as depriving crucial information to voters, making it difficult for them to vote for candidates that represent their beliefs. Chris W. Bonneau and Damon M. Cann tested the impact of nonpartisan election conditions using both a laboratory experiment and data from the Cooperative Congressional Election Survey. They find that there is no significant difference between voting behaviors in partisan and nonpartisan election formats.

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Additional Information: © 2013 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: E History America > E11 America (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JL Political institutions (America except United States)
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2014 10:55
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 07:05

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