Essay on Does Electoral System Have An Effect On Voter Turnout?

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Research design explains the process of the variables to the research question. The question is does electoral system have an effect on voter turnout? The research will be looking at members of OCED pre-2010. OCED offers a structure for governments to consult and co-operate with each other in order to develop and refine economic and social policy. The first part of the question is why were these thirty countries chosen and not the other countries; who became part of OCED after 2010. The countries in the dataset are across the electoral system spectrum to get a better understanding of electoral system effect voter turnout decline. Some countries from the set begins from 1945 or later to present. When thinking about voter turnout, researchers focus on the most common countries such as U.S., Canada, and UK. U.S was chosen due to the amount of frequent elections, U.S. holds each year. Ivor Crewe explains, U.S. elections are most frequent than any other country to try to catch up to the amount elections that are held (Crewe: 1981). Also to focus on countries that have/had mandatory voting for example Australia , Belgium and Netherlands . France, Australia, Japan and Germany have different electoral system to be a great asset for the research. Table 3 shows countries have or do not have compulsory voting. Some countries did switch from one side to another. Compulsory voting have an effect on turnout but does turnout have an effect along with electoral system. Most countries in…

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