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dc.contributor.advisor Stein, Robert M.
dc.creatorVonnahme, Greg William
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-03T19:49:41Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-03T19:49:41Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1911/22236
dc.description.abstract This project focuses on the effects of recent electoral reforms on voter participation. The project specifically examines three aspects of election administration, which are voter registration deadlines, early voting, and Election Day vote centers. The project builds from recent theoretical advances in the study of turnout to better understand the effects of the reforms and also suggests areas for future research. The project also analyzes aggregate and survey data using matching methods to test the effects of the reforms. The results suggest that registration deadlines and Election Day vote centers increase turnout, particularly for less politically engaged individuals, while early voting seems to negatively affect turnout.
dc.format.extent 243 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectPolitical science
dc.title Helping America vote? The institutional design of elections and recent reforms
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Political Science
thesis.degree.discipline Social Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy
dc.identifier.citation Vonnahme, Greg William. "Helping America vote? The institutional design of elections and recent reforms." (2008) PhD diss., Rice University. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/22236.


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