Does Distance Matter? Evaluating the Impact of Drop Boxes on Voter Turnout

@article{McGuire2020DoesDM,
  title={Does Distance Matter? Evaluating the Impact of Drop Boxes on Voter Turnout},
  author={William H. McGuire and Benjamin Gonzalez O’Brien and Katherine Elizabeth Baird and Benjamin Corbett and Loren Collingwood},
  journal={Social Science Quarterly},
  year={2020},
  volume={101},
  pages={1789-1809}
}
Objective This article examines the impact that reducing the distance to a voter's nearest ballot drop box has on turnout Methods The placement of five new ballot drop boxes was randomized among six potential sites identified based on similar criteria The randomization of the five boxes across the six sites created natural Treatment (those sites that received a new box) and Placebo (the site that did not receive a new box) groups We then employed a difference-in-difference design to determine… Expand
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