The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository
Warning ePrints Soton is experiencing an issue with some file downloads not being available. We are working hard to fix this. Please bear with us.

Making non-voters pay: Prices as an alternative to compulsory voting

Making non-voters pay: Prices as an alternative to compulsory voting
Making non-voters pay: Prices as an alternative to compulsory voting
Compulsory voting involves a legal obligation to vote (or attend the polls), but we might instead require those who do not to pay a charge, without there being any legal obligation for them to do so. This non-punitive price creates an incentive for all citizens to participate and prevents free-riding, but permits non-voting and avoids condemning non-voters. Thus, this proposal delivers what at least some advocates and opponents of compulsory voting want. Moreover, considering this possibility helps to clarify the disagreement over compulsory voting. Those who wish to reject this proposal need further arguments for their respective positions.
0022-3816
Saunders, Ben
aed7ba9f-f519-4bbf-a554-db25b684037d
Saunders, Ben
aed7ba9f-f519-4bbf-a554-db25b684037d

Saunders, Ben (2020) Making non-voters pay: Prices as an alternative to compulsory voting. The Journal of Politics. (In Press)

Record type: Article

Abstract

Compulsory voting involves a legal obligation to vote (or attend the polls), but we might instead require those who do not to pay a charge, without there being any legal obligation for them to do so. This non-punitive price creates an incentive for all citizens to participate and prevents free-riding, but permits non-voting and avoids condemning non-voters. Thus, this proposal delivers what at least some advocates and opponents of compulsory voting want. Moreover, considering this possibility helps to clarify the disagreement over compulsory voting. Those who wish to reject this proposal need further arguments for their respective positions.

Text
JoP final production charging - Accepted Manuscript
Restricted to Repository staff only until 22 December 2021.
Request a copy

More information

Accepted/In Press date: 22 December 2020

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 446996
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/446996
ISSN: 0022-3816
PURE UUID: f2f3aab1-dce5-4f87-a9f2-b39e191d5ffc
ORCID for Ben Saunders: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-5147-6397

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 01 Mar 2021 17:33
Last modified: 02 Mar 2021 02:44

Export record

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton: eprints@soton.ac.uk

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/oai2

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×