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The weather does not affect voter turnout, but only if voting is convenient for the public

Persson, Mikael, Sundell, Anders and Öhrvall, Richard (2014) The weather does not affect voter turnout, but only if voting is convenient for the public. LSE American Politics and Policy (11 Jan 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Declining turnout across elections is of increasing to concern to politicians and commentators alike, often with relatively simple factors, such as the weather, taking the blame. Mikael Persson, Anders Sundell and Richard Öhrvall have studied this phenomenon in Swedish elections, and found the weather has no significant impact on turnout. However, comparison with the United States suggests that the weather may have a greater impact where election procedures are less convenient.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2014 10:34
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2019 23:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58496

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