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Votes at 16: do mock elections make a difference to adults’ attitudes?

Gahner Larsen, Erik, Levinsen, Klaus and Kjær, Ulrik (2016) Votes at 16: do mock elections make a difference to adults’ attitudes? Democratic Audit UK (30 Nov 2016). Website.

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Abstract

Mock elections help 16- and 17-year-olds understand how elections work. But do they make adults more likely to back lowering the voting age to 16? Erik Gahner Larsen, Klaus Levinsen and Ulrik Kjær looked at the 2009 local elections in Denmark, when a number of municipalities held mock elections alongside the real ones. They found that they did make over-18s more positive about votes at 16, though a stubborn core of older and more right-wing voters remained hostile to the idea.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2017 10:24
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2019 01:42
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/80521

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