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Early voting in Australia: the costs and benefits of convenience

Sheppard, Jill; Beauregard, Katrine


Pre-election day voting increases the opportunities for citizens to vote in an election. This paper asks who votes before election day in Australia and whether early voters and election day voters decide their vote differently. In Australia’s compulsory voting system early voting lowers the costs of voting for citizens who would otherwise be compelled to vote on a prescribed day. We may therefore expect that in a compulsory system, early voting has the effect of bringing forward some voter...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Political Science
DOI: 10.1080/00323187.2018.1561155


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