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Replication data for: Who Misvotes? The Effect of Differential Cognition Costs on Election Outcomes

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Shue, Kelly
  • Luttmer, Erzo F. P.
Publication Date
2009-02-01
Description
  • Abstract

    If voters have negligible cognition costs, ballot layout should not affect election outcomes. We explore deviations from rational voting using quasi-random variation in candidate name placement on ballots from the 2003 California recall election. We find that minor candidates' vote shares almost double when their names are adjacent to the names of major candidates. All else equal, vote share gains are larger in precincts with higher percentages of poorly educated, poor, or third-party voters. A major candidate that disproportionally attracts voters from such precincts faces an electoral disadvantage. We also explore which voting technology platforms and brands mitigate misvoting. (JEL D72)
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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/pol.1.1.229 (Text)
Publications
  • Shue, Kelly, and Erzo F. P Luttmer. “Who Misvotes? The Effect of Differential Cognition Costs on Election Outcomes.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 1, no. 1 (January 2009): 229–57. https://doi.org/10.1257/pol.1.1.229.
    • ID: 10.1257/pol.1.1.229 (DOI)

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Shue, Kelly; Luttmer, Erzo F. P. (2009): Replication data for: Who Misvotes? The Effect of Differential Cognition Costs on Election Outcomes. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E114539V1