The Effect of State Legislative Term Limits on Voter Turnout

  title={The Effect of State Legislative Term Limits on Voter Turnout},
  author={Kimberly L. Nalder},
  journal={State Politics \& Policy Quarterly},
  pages={187 - 210}
  • K. Nalder
  • Published 1 June 2007
  • Political Science, Economics
  • State Politics & Policy Quarterly
Term limits advocates argued that the reform would revitalize the electorate and spur increased voter participation. They suggested two main mechanisms by which term limits would do this: (1) term limits would increase the number of open-seat races, which tend to be more competitive, and the increased competition would inspire more voting, and (2) the removal of entrenched incumbents would inspire more trust and confidence in government, thereby encouraging voter enthusiasm in a more diffuse… 
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