The Impact of Election Day Registration on Voter Turnout and Election Outcomes

@article{Neiheisel2012TheIO,
  title={The Impact of Election Day Registration on Voter Turnout and Election Outcomes},
  author={Jacob R. Neiheisel and Barry C. Burden},
  journal={American Politics Research},
  year={2012},
  volume={40},
  pages={636 - 664}
}
Voter registration is widely viewed as a barrier to voter participation in general, and especially so for likely Democratic voters. A popular remedy for both turnout effects is election day registration (EDR), which eliminates the closing date by permitting registration at the polls. Following earlier research we posit a small positive effect of EDR on turnout. But contrary to conventional wisdom, we theorize that individuals most likely to take advantage of EDR are in fact Republican voters… 

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