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Who Votes for Mayor?
Urban Studies and Planning Faculty Publications and Presentations
  • Jason R. Jurjevich, Portland State University
  • Phil Keisling, Portland State University
  • Kevin Rancik, Portland State University
  • Carson Gorecki, Portland State University
  • Stephanie Hawke, Portland State University
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  • Voting research -- United States,
  • Voting -- United States -- Statistics,
  • Mayoral elections
Voter turnout is shockingly low in elections for mayor and other local officials across the United States. For the most recent round of mayoral elections in America’s 30 largest cities, turnout of eligible citizens in 15 of them was less than 20%.

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Jason R. Jurjevich, Phil Keisling, Kevin Rancik, Carson Gorecki, et al.. "Who Votes for Mayor?" (2016)
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