Term limits and voter turnout

Veiga, Francisco José and Veiga, Linda, (2018). Term limits and voter turnout. Electoral Studies, 53 20-28

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  • Sub-type Journal article
    Author Veiga, Francisco José
    Veiga, Linda
    Title Term limits and voter turnout
    Appearing in Electoral Studies
    Volume 53
    Publication Date 2018-06
    Place of Publication Amsterdam
    Publisher Elsevier
    Start page 20
    End page 28
    Language eng
    Abstract This paper studies the impact of binding term limits on voter turnout, analyzing the Portuguese experience at the local government level, where the institutional reform was exogenously imposed by the national parliament. Although instrumental, expressive, and information-based theories of voter participation imply effects of term limits on turnout, this is clearly an under-researched topic. Applying a difference-in-differences approach to data at both the municipal and parish levels, we find robust evidence that the presence of term-limited incumbents has a positive impact on voter participation.
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    Keyword term limits
    voter turnout
    local elections
    Copyright Holder Elsevier
    Copyright Year 2018
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    DOI 10.1016/j.electstud.2018.03.001
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