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HOW VOTING IS LIKE TAKING AN SAT TEST: An Analysis of American Voter Rolloff

Wattenberg, Martin; Salvanto, Anthony; McAllister, Ian


Millions of American voters fail to complete their ballots each election year. These voters present a puzzle: After having incurred the costs of going to the polls, why do they choose not to vote on some of the items on the ballot? This paper considers voter rolloff between presidential and House races in an effort to understand the reasons why some voters abstain selectively. We consider this question by analyzing House rolloff based on aggregate data from the 1990s and national survey data...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: American Politics Quarterly


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