Voter Turnout in the Indian States: An Empirical Analysis

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Diwakar, Rekha (2008)
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Subject: L240 | L210 | L243

In this article, the trends and determinants of voter turnout in India at the state level are explored. It reveals that there is a large variation in turnout across the Indian states. Although turnout in most Indian states has increased over time, there are also many exceptions to this upward trend. These empirical results are consistent with the “rational‐voter model”, whereby turnout tends to be higher where elections are closely fought and literacy is higher. Further, a larger electorate and higher proportion of urban population is associated with lower turnout in the Indian states.
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