Voter turnout constituency marginality: Geography and rational choice

C. J. Pattie*, R. J. Johnston

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Abstract

Variation in turnout between constituencies is often taken as an example of a contextual effect in electoral behaviour, with voters reacting to local factors such as the closeness of the competition in each seat. However, detailed analysis of survey data from the 1987 and 1992 British general elections suggests that turnout is not affected by local context.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-48
Number of pages11
JournalArea
Volume30
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1998

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