The effect of a reduction in the opening hours of polling stations on turnout

@article{Garmann2017TheEO,
  title={The effect of a reduction in the opening hours of polling stations on turnout},
  author={Sebastian Garmann},
  journal={Public Choice},
  year={2017},
  volume={171},
  pages={99-117}
}
In recent years, scholars and policymakers alike have discussed potential causes and consequences of low voter turnout. Election administration laws may provide means to encourage turnout that are of low cost and easily implementable. In this paper, I provide a policy evaluation of a change in an election administration law. Specifically, I estimate the causal effect of a reduction in the opening hours of polling stations on turnout. To this end, I make use of a policy change in a German state… CONTINUE READING