Who Votes?. Govt 311: Lecture 4. Vote-B-Gone Cartoon. http://www.pbs.org/pov/pov2004/election/cartoons/cartoon.html. Why Do Young People Not Vote?. Erikson & Tedin p.50. An Economic Way of Thinking About Voting. Benefit. A person will vote if the benefit is greater than the cost:.
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Govt 311: Lecture 4
A person will vote if the benefit is greater than the cost:
Probability of casting decisive vote x Benefit
Pr[Decisive] x Benefit
C < PB + D
2008 General Election Turnout Rates
According to Richard Brody:
A Typology of Participation
YES Those who vote are different from those who do not.
NO Increased voting is a sign of discontent.