Easy Registration and Voter Turnout

  title={Easy Registration and Voter Turnout},
  author={Benjamin Highton},
  journal={The Journal of Politics},
  pages={565 - 575}
  • B. Highton
  • Published 1 May 1997
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of Politics
Registration requirements are often identified as factors that depress turnout in the United States In addition, it is alleged that they contribute to the "socioeconomic skew" of the voting population because the costs of registration have greater impact on the less educated In order to gain greater insight into the effects of registration, I analyze individual turnout in states which impose minimal or no registration costs on their residents, where turnout differences may not be reasonably… Expand
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