Nongovernmental Campaign Communication Providing Ballot Secrecy Assurances Increases Turnout: Results From Two Large-Scale Experiments*

@article{Gerber2017NongovernmentalCC,
  title={Nongovernmental Campaign Communication Providing Ballot Secrecy Assurances Increases Turnout: Results From Two Large-Scale Experiments*},
  author={Alan S. Gerber and Gregory A. Huber and Albert H. Fang and Andrew A. Gooch},
  journal={Political Science Research and Methods},
  year={2017},
  volume={6},
  pages={613 - 624}
}
Doubts about the integrity of ballot secrecy persist and depress political participation among the American public. Prior experiments have shown that official communications directly addressing these doubts increase turnout among recently registered voters who had not previously voted, but evaluations of similar messages sent by nongovernmental campaigns have yielded only suggestive effects. We build on past research and analyze two large-scale field experiments where a private nonpartisan… Expand
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