Degree Type

Creative Component

Semester of Graduation

Spring 2021

Department

Political Science

First Major Professor

Amy Erica Smith

Degree(s)

Master of Arts (MA)

Major(s)

Political Science

Abstract

Among the most developed democracies in the world, the United States has had one of the lowest turnout rates spanning decades. Low voter turnout stifles the ability of policymakers to accurately represent their constituents and serve their needs. This policy proposal argues that introducing compulsory voting at the federal level can increase voter turnout, and thus improve representation in government. The proposal details what would need to be included in a constitutional amendment.

Copyright Owner

Schwake, Benjamin

File Format

PDF

Embargo Period (admin only)

2-1-2021

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