Does State Online Voter Registration Increase Voter Turnout?*

  title={Does State Online Voter Registration Increase Voter Turnout?*},
  author={Jinhai Yu},
  journal={Social Science Quarterly},
  • Jinhai Yu
  • Published 1 May 2019
  • Economics
  • Social Science Quarterly
More and more states have been adopting online voter registration in recent years. Investigating the impact of the policy on voter turnout can inform policy-making and contribute to our knowledge of political behavior. Using the Current Population Survey (CPS) data between 2000 and 2014, I conduct a difference-in-difference analysis at the state level and then an instrumental variable regression at the individual level. The difference-in-difference analysis shows that online voter registration… 

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