Katz, Gabriel and Alvarez, R. Michael and Calvo, Ernesto and Escolar, Marcelo and Pomares, Julia Assessing the Impact of Alternative Voting Technologies on Multi-Party Elections: Design Features, Heuristic Processing and Voter Choice. Political Behavior, 33 (2). pp. 247-270. ISSN 0190-9320 (2011)Full text not available from this repository.
This paper analyzes the influence of alternative voting technologies on electoral outcomes in multi-party systems. Using data from a field experiment conducted during the 2005 legislative election in Argentina, we examine the role of information effects associated with alternative voting devices on the support for the competing parties. We find that differences in the type of information displayed and how it was presented across devices favored some parties to the detriment of others. The impact of voting technologies was found to be larger than in two-party systems, and could lead to changes in election results. We conclude that authorities in countries moving to adopt new voting systems should carefully take the potential partisan advantages induced by different technologies into account when evaluating their implementation.
|Additional Information:||Published online 6 August 2010.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Voting technology, Multiparty systems, Field experiments|
|Subjects:||J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
|Research Area:||Economics and Institutional Change|
|Depositing User:||Users 22 not found.|
|Date Deposited:||22 Feb 2011 14:56|
|Last Modified:||11 Jul 2011 14:25|
Actions (login required)