Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Date Information

August 2018

Department

Geography

First Advisor

Keith Ratner

Abstract

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.

Department

Geography

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