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Voter turnout plays a key role in the functioning of democracies. If only a minority of citizens vote, the elected government might not accurately represent the views of the population. In contrast, when voter turnout is high, a country’s government has a strong mandate to make decisions on its citizens’ behalf.  The geographical distributions of voters and voter turnout also significantly affect the outcome of elections. Dr William Durkan of Maynooth University in Ireland recently explored the changing geographies of voter turnout in US presidential elections from 2012 to 2020, using the state of Michigan as a case study.

Original Article Reference

Summary of the paper ‘Changing geographies of voter turnout: Michigan and the urban/rural divide’ in Political Geography. 
doi.org/10.1016/j.polgeo.2021.102449

For more information, you can visit Dr Durkan’s ResearchGate profile or connect with him on Twitter: @WilliamDurkan

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