Electoral administration and voter turnout: Towards an international public policy continuum

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In recent years many states have reformed (or considered reforming) their electoral administration to increase turnout. This article uses the existing international literature on electoral administration and voter turnout to construct a continuum on which electoral procedures can be classified according to whether they have ‘restrictive’ or ‘expansive’ effects on participation. This continuum is argued to be a useful heuristic device for political scientists and policy‐makers seeking to identify the likely effects of reforms and can help to structure future debate and research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-389
Number of pages21
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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