Jill Sheppard

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    Compulsory voting results in more evenly distributed political knowledge

Compulsory voting results in more evenly distributed political knowledge

Several countries across Europe have experienced low electoral turnout in recent elections, most notably in the 2014 European Parliament elections. One proposed solution is compulsory voting, though this measure is controversial in countries where voluntary voting is practiced. Jill Sheppard argues that states using compulsory voting not only have higher turnout levels, but also more politically informed citizens, though it does not […]

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    Compulsory voting results in more evenly distributed political knowledge

Compulsory voting results in more evenly distributed political knowledge

Electoral turnout in UK elections has been disappointing over recent cycles, despite a small uptick at the past two elections. One proposed solution is introducing compulsory voting, though this measure is controversial in countries where voluntary voting is practiced. Jill Sheppard argues that countries which use compulsion to ensure turnout not only have higher turnout, but also more politically […]

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