Find out about turnout in elections: what it has been like, what causes it to change and how campaigners try to raise it.


Want to raise turnout? Put on a party at the polling station

Australia has a lovely tradition of putting on mini-summer fairs at polling stations, as I discussed with an Australian political expert for Never Mind The Bar Charts. … Read the full post »


Turnout: even more reason to join the Campaign for Democratic Optimism

Opening the Can of Worms: Most Existing Studies of Aggregate Level Turnout are Meaningless, by Jonathan Mellon (University of Manchester/Nuffield College, Oxford), Geoffrey Evans (Nuffield College, Oxford), Edward Fieldhouse (University of Manchester), Jane Green (University of Manchester) and Christopher Prosser (University of Manchester/Nuffield College, Oxford). … Read the full post »