Florian Foos has worked with eight different political parties in five different countries carrying out field experiments to test what does and doesn’t work in election campaigning. So I invited him on Never Mind The Bar Charts to talk about what both his research and that of others reveals. … Read the full post »
Find out about Get Out The Vote (GOTV) tactics used to raise turnout in elections. Without such GOTV work, the supporters of a candidate or party may not turn out to vote – and in a close contest that can cost them victory.
For more about using GOTV to help win elections, along with other essential election-winning tactics, see 101 Ways to Win An Election.
Welcome to the latest in my occasional series highlighting interesting findings from academic research. Today – how leaflets (which we know from other research work at helping to win elections) help raise turnout. … Read the full post »
Welcome to the latest in my occasional series highlighting interesting findings from academic research. Today – how did the efforts of 38 Degrees to raise turnout at the general election fare? … Read the full post »
If you persuade someone to go out and vote in one election, do you get a bonus benefit in that they are also then more likely to vote in future elections? … Read the full post »
There are important lessons from “Unused Votes in English Local Government Elections: Effects and Explanations” by Colin Rallings, Michael Thrasher and Galina Borisyuk. … Read the full post »
A Russian dating app is attempting to boost voter turnout in the upcoming elections by finding users an election “date”. … Read the full post »
The use of text messaging to raise turnout was studied in “Moving the campaign from the front door to the front pocket: field experimental evidence on the effect of phrasing and timing of text messages on voter turnout”. … Read the full post »
Search volumes shows how people were waking up and worrying about having a polling card this morning. … Read the full post »
The equivalent of the Electoral Commission decided to restore a giant poster of the former dictator that used to be a landmark of a suburban area of Tunis. … Read the full post »
The narrow, short-term, damn the future attitude of course is not to care about a voter after they say they’ve voted Lib Dem. But… … Read the full post »