Term limits and voter turnout in presidential democracies:an empirical analysis

  title={Term limits and voter turnout in presidential democracies:an empirical analysis},
  author={Michael J. Korzi and Matthew Hoddie},
  journal={Acta Politica},
This article considers the relationship between term limits and voter turnout in presidential democracies. Based on our analysis of a cross-national dataset of presidential elections held between 1950 and 2004, we find that voter turnout is lower in elections in which term limits prevent an incumbent president from running for office. We further demonstrate that term limits contribute to the sharpest declines in voter turnout among those states at lower levels of relative democratic achievement… Expand
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