The Effects of Photographic Identification on Voter Turnout in Indiana: A County-Level Analysis

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The Effects of Photographic Identification on Voter Turnout in Indiana: A County-Level Analysis

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dc.contributor.author Milyo, Jeffrey
dc.coverage.spatial Indiana en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-14T17:22:15Z
dc.date.available 2009-09-14T17:22:15Z
dc.date.issued 2007-12
dc.identifier.citation Milyo, Jeffrey. (2007). “The Effects of Photographic Identification on Voter Turnout in Indiana: A County-Level Analysis.” Report 0-2007. Retrieved [Month Day, Year], from University of Missouri Columbia, Institute of Public Policy Web site: http:// www.truman.missouri.edu/ipp/products en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/2549
dc.description.abstract I examine the change in voter turnout across Indiana counties before and after the implementation of photo ID requirements. Overall, statewide turnout increased by about two percentage points after photo ID; further, there is no consistent evidence that counties that have higher percentages of minority, poor, elderly or less-educated population suffer any reduction in voter turnout relative to other counties. In fact, the estimated effect of photo ID on turnout is positive for counties with a greater percentage of minorities or families in poverty. The only consistent and frequently statistically significant impact of photo ID in Indiana is to increase voter turnout in counties with a greater percentage of Democrats relative to other counties. These findings run counter to some recent and prominent concerns that have been raised about voter identification reforms; however, these results are consistent with both existing theory on voter behavior and the most recent and reliable empirical evidence on the effects of voter identification requirements on turnout. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher University of Missouri - Columbia Institute of Public Policy en
dc.relation.ispartof Public Policy publications (MU) en
dc.source.uri http://www.truman.missouri.edu/uploads/Publications/10-2007%20-%20CT-1-14-09.pdf en
dc.subject voter turnout en
dc.subject photo ID requirement en
dc.subject.lcsh Voting en
dc.subject.lcsh Political participation en
dc.subject.lcsh Voter registration en
dc.subject.lcsh Election law en
dc.subject.lcsh Identification cards en
dc.title The Effects of Photographic Identification on Voter Turnout in Indiana: A County-Level Analysis en
dc.type Article en
dc.contributor.corporatename University of Missouri-Columbia. Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs. Institute of Public Policy en
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs. Institute of Public Policy


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