Kansas Voter ID Laws

  title={Kansas Voter ID Laws},
  author={Chelsie Lynn Moore Bright and Michael Stuart Lynch},
  journal={Political Research Quarterly},
  pages={340 - 347}
Previous studies have sought to assess the aggregate impact new voter identification (ID) laws have on voter turnout. In this study, we extend on this research by considering how the advertising of voter ID laws can affect voters’ perception of these laws and how these perceptions may affect individuals’ decisions to turnout. In Kansas, county clerks were given discretion in how to advertise new voter ID laws. Employing a quasi-experimental design and matching techniques, we examine these… Expand

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