Can contact with a campaign increase voter turnout?
There are a lot of studies on campaigns but there haven’t been many conclusions on how effective campaign efforts are in politics. In 2006, in California’s 44th District, there was a local State Assembly seat open. Democratic activists wanted to get voters to the polls. They used a variety of methods to contact citizens: phone, email, door hanger, face-to-face contact, and other forms of contact. Using this natural experiment political scientists determined the effect of campaign contact on voter turnout.
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