Master of Science (MS)
This study investigates the relationship between voter travel distance to polling places in Worcester, MA and voter turnout. Linear and geographically-weighted regression are used to evaluate the significance of travel distance and demographic control variables. Worcester appears to be unique when compared to previous studies investigating travel distance and voter turnout. Travel distance to polling place does not reliably predict voter turnout in Worcester, but vehicle ownership, race, and age do.
Holbrook, John D., "Which Urban Residents Vote and Why? A Geospatial Analysis of Voting Behavior in Worcester, MA" (2018). Graduate Theses. 32.