Compulsory for Whom? Mandatory Voting and Electoral Participation in Brazil, 1986-2006

@article{Power2009CompulsoryFW,
  title={Compulsory for Whom? Mandatory Voting and Electoral Participation in Brazil, 1986-2006},
  author={Timothy J. Power},
  journal={Journal of Politics in Latin America},
  year={2009},
  volume={1},
  pages={122 - 97}
}
  • T. Power
  • Published 1 April 2009
  • Political Science, Economics
  • Journal of Politics in Latin America
Latin America contains roughly half of the world's countries that use compulsory voting, but this electoral institution has received only limited attention from researchers. This article examines the determinants of voter turnout in the world's largest electorate subject to mandatory voting, that of Brazil. In analyzing data from six national legislative elections held in Brazil between 1986 and 2006, the study finds that the impact of compulsory laws varies across social and economic groups… 

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