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How preregistration can help increase youth voter turnout

Holbein, John B. and Hillygus, D. Sunshine (2015) How preregistration can help increase youth voter turnout. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (27 Apr 2015). Website.

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In the 2014 midterm elections, less than a quarter of those aged 18-29 voted, half the number of those who did who were aged 45-64. How can this poor level of youth turnout be addressed? In new research, John B. Holbein & D. Sunshine Hillygus examine the effects of preregistration laws in states like California and Florida, which allow those who are 16 or 17 to register before they are eligible to vote. By comparing the rates of those who preregister to vote with those who register traditionally, they find that preregistration can increase turnout by up to 13 percent, and that this effect is consistent for both Republicans and Democrats.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
K Law > KF United States Federal Law
Date Deposited: 15 May 2015 10:47
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 07:47

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