Over the past 50 years, research has revealed a great deal about why some people vote and others do not. Voter turnout varies with factors such as socioeconomic status, age, and the rules governing elections. One aspect that has not been thoroughly examined is why turnout varies in small town elections, especially local elections that are held separate from national and state elections. In this study I examine why turnout varies across mayoral elections in small Iowa towns.
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference
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University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA
"The Determinants of Voter Turnout in Small Iowa Town Mayoral Elections,"
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference: Vol. 7:
1, Article 11.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/csbsproceedings/vol7/iss1/11