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Term limits boost turnout in state legislative elections

Lewis, Daniel C. and Kuhlmann, Robynn (2018) Term limits boost turnout in state legislative elections. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (06 Mar 2018). Website.

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Abstract

In recent years, some commentators have proposed introducing Congressional term limits as a way of decreasing gridlock in the US House and to increase the public's trust for politicians. But would such limits actually be effective in re-energizing the democratic process? Daniel C. Lewis and Robynn Kuhlmann examine the effects of term limits in the 15 US states that have introduced them since the 1990s. They find that term limits can significantly increase voter turnout as well as encouraging people to vote in down-ballot races.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2018 13:19
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2020 23:27
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/89338

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