The Effects of Early Voting on the Electorate in Allen County, Indiana
Indiana Journal of Political Science
Indiana Political Science Association
Indiana is part of a growing trend in the United States to make voting more convenient. The hope is that making voting more convenient will result in greater participation by voters. Research on the effect of these changes is in its infancy. This project seeks to address three questions. First, are early voters making up an increasingly larger percentage of all voters? Second, do the profiles of in-office voters match the profiles of other non-precinct based voters? Third, is there a relationship between how close someone lives to the early vote site and casting an in-office vote? The findings demonstrate that Hoosiers are warming to early voting. The findings also show that there are some predictable similarities and differences between early voters and other voters. Finally, this project finds a surprising relationship between the distance voters travel to cast a ballot in-office.
early voting, voting behavior
American Politics | Political Science
Andrew M. Downs (2010).
The Effects of Early Voting on the Electorate in Allen County, Indiana. Indiana Journal of Political Science.12, 2-21. Indiana Political Science Association.