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Do party leaflets and canvass visits increase voter turnout?

Townsley, Joshua (2018) Do party leaflets and canvass visits increase voter turnout? Democratic Audit Blog (16 Oct 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Experiments in the US consistently find that Get Out The Vote campaigns boost participation at election time. Is the same true for Britain? Using a field experiment carried out in cooperation with the Liberal Democrats in May 2017, Joshua Townsley finds that leaflets and canvass visits did boost turnout, but that postal voters were unaffected by campaign contact.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2021 23:29
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2021 23:29
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/109746

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