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dc.creatorPachón Buitrago, Mónica 
dc.creatorCarroll, Royce 
dc.creatorBarragán, Hernando 
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-26T00:06:35Z
dc.date.available2020-05-26T00:06:35Z
dc.date.created2017
dc.identifier.issn2613794
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/23910
dc.description.abstractWe examine the tendency for complex ballots to undermine the ability of voters to cast valid votes. Specifically, we investigate the role of ballot design plays in explaining the high rate of invalid votes in Colombia observed in 2007. We address this question first by looking at data from a study observing the use of alternate ballot designs in a controlled environment, varying the information voters have when attempting to cast the ballot. Our results show that there is an effect of the ballot design on the amount of invalid votes and that this effect varies with socio-demographic characteristics, such as education. We then examine the observed pattern of invalid votes in Colombia before and after the implementation of the ballot redesign. Our results suggest that the introduction of a ballot with improved usability was associated with a significant decline in the number of invalid votes and that a rural-urban difference observed before the new ballot was no longer present. © 2017 Elsevier Ltd
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofElectoral Studies, ISSN:2613794, Vol.48,(2017); pp. 98-110
dc.relation.urihttps://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85020281545&doi=10.1016%2fj.electstud.2017.05.005&partnerID=40&md5=787e6abeba06468954350b62c2bd1c34
dc.titleBallot design and invalid votes: Evidence from Colombia
dc.typearticle
dc.publisherElsevier Ltd
dc.subject.keywordDemography
dc.subject.keywordElectoral system
dc.subject.keywordVoting behavior
dc.subject.keywordColombia
dc.rights.accesRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
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dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.electstud.2017.05.005
dc.relation.citationEndPage110
dc.relation.citationStartPage98
dc.relation.citationTitleElectoral Studies
dc.relation.citationVolumeVol. 48
dc.source.instnameinstname:Universidad del Rosario
dc.source.reponamereponame:Repositorio Institucional EdocUR


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