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Demobilizing Voters: Election Turnout in the 2016 Russian Election

White, Stephen; McAllister, Ian


Under communism, official election returns suggested that around 99 percent of the electorate voted. Since then, election turnout in Russia has declined dramatically, with the 2016 Duma election recording the lowest level of turnout since democratization. This paper uses national survey data collected just after the 2016 election to test four hypotheses to explain this low turnout, and to evaluate its consequences for party support. The results show that a voter’s resources, the degree of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Russian Politics
DOI: 10.1163/2451-8921-00204002


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