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Google data suggest millions of Americans are prevented fromvoting by early registration deadlines

Street, Alex (2015) Google data suggest millions of Americans are prevented fromvoting by early registration deadlines. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (14 Apr 2015). Website.

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Abstract

Election laws are not uniform across the U.S.; many states differ in their approaches to when you are able to register to vote, and whether you can vote on Election Day. In new research, Alex Street examines the impact of legislation which prevents people from registering to vote in the lead up to the election. Using data on Google searches for “voter registration”, and comparing this with voter registration data he finds that if registration had been allowed up to and including Election Day, then between three and four million people could have registered to vote, which would have increased turnout by 3 percent.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
K Law > KF United States Federal Law
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 15 May 2015 10:32
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 20:11
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/61953

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