Voter Turnout in Presidential Democracies

  title={Voter Turnout in Presidential Democracies},
  author={Bryan J. Dettrey and Leslie A. Schwindt-Bayer},
  journal={Comparative Political Studies},
  pages={1317 - 1338}
Numerous studies indicate that political institutions play an important role in explaining variation in voter turnout across countries. The nuances of institutions unique to presidential elections have been largely overlooked, however, despite the different incentives they offer for voters to participate in elections. This article examines the effect that four presidential institutions had on voter turnout in presidential elections between 1974 and 2004—the timing of elections (whether… Expand

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