Get Out the Vote!
***PLEASE NOTE: THE GOTV DATABASE INCLUDES STUDIES PUBLISHED UP UNTIL 2006***
In order to know how to motivate political participation and increase levels of voter turnout successfully, it is essential to accurately measure the impact of mobilization and education initiatives on potential voters. Researchers at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS) believe that the randomized field experiment is the most powerful method of assessing the impact of voter mobilization and voter education initiatives.
On this site, ISPS, with the generous support of the JEHT Foundation, has compiled results from a wide array of voter mobilization field experiments. Findings from these scientifically measured studies of various Get-Out-the-Vote methods offer valuable insight into which methods are most effective in mobilizing voter turnout.
Please contact us if you have questions about this site or if you would like more information on Get-Out-the-Vote field experiments.
Updated: October 30, 2014