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Including party labels on ballots increases voting in localelections, especially among minorities

Garlick, Alex (2015) Including party labels on ballots increases voting in localelections, especially among minorities. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (01 May 2015). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Most people would agree that political parties are one of the most important components of national politics. But this is not the case in local politics, where candidates tend to run as individuals without party affiliation in races that many voters fail to participate in. Alex Garlick argues that adding party labels to candidates may be beneficial for these down-ticket races, as knowing candidates’ party affiliations will help inform voters’ decisions, and increase their likelihood of voting.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
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 11:01
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2019 03:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/61957

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