Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Summer 1996

Publication Source

Spectrum: The Journal of State Government

Abstract

We examine the early voting process in Tennessee during the election of 1994. By conducting a mail survey of all 95 county registrars, we ascertained the methods and costs of early voting implementation. Generally, the survey reveals a strong belief that early voting encourages greater participation by voters, with turnout data supporting this belief. We find that the ballot type and location of early voting sites play an important role in determining both the costs of early voting and the rate of voter participation.

Inclusive pages

16-22

ISBN/ISSN

1067-8530

Document Version

Published Version

Comments

Document available for download is provided with the consent of the publisher, the Council of State Governments. Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher

Council of State Governments

Volume

69

Issue

3

Peer Reviewed

yes