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Poor weather doesn’t dissuade voting in noncompetitive elections – not even Hurricane Sandy did in 2012

Rivera-Burgos, Viviana, Lasala-Blanco, Narayani and Shapiro, Robert Y. (2017) Poor weather doesn’t dissuade voting in noncompetitive elections – not even Hurricane Sandy did in 2012. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (12 Jun 2017). Website.

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Abstract

Rational choice theories of voter behavior suggest that factors such as bad weather and a busy schedule should discourage voting in noncompetitive elections. Considering voter turnout in New York City in 2012 – in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Sandy – Viviana Rivera-Burgos, Narayani Lasala-Blanco and Robert Y. Shapiro find that personal motivation to vote can override minor and even major costs of voting, even in noncompetitive elections.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s) CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2017 12:13
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2020 23:36
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/81663

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