Title

The Impact of Early Voting on Turnout: The 1994 Elections in Tennessee

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 1996

Publication Source

State & Local Government Review

Abstract

For both election officials and scholars, there are several questions about early voting that remain unanswered. How does the implementation of early voting affect voters' use of early voting opportunities? Furthermore, when controlling for other factors, such as demographic characteristics, does early voting have an impact on overall turnout in the election? To answer these questions, we examined the Tennessee experience with early voting, administered for the first time in 1994. We utilized several sources of information: a survey of all 95 county election officials in the state of Tennessee; voting records from the Division of Elections; and census data. After discussing early voting and Tennessee's implementation of it, we present the data, methods, and results of our analysis of early voting.

Inclusive pages

173-179

ISBN/ISSN

0160-323X

Publisher

Sage Publications

Volume

28

Issue

3

Peer Reviewed

yes