Articles by Carolina Plescia

May 8, 2024

'None of the above': how to improve compulsory voting requirements

Carolina Plescia
Compulsory voting boosts turnout but has also negative consequences, such as increasing invalid voting. Furthermore, it gives voters, including newly enfranchised youth, few opportunities to express discontent or disinterest. Shane P. Singh, Carolina Plescia and Sylvia Kritzinger argue that we could solve this by introducing a 'none-of-the-above' (NOTA) option
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June 11, 2021

Polling booth, postal ballot or internet? The voting-mode preferences of Americans

Carolina Plescia
Interest in postal voting has increased during the pandemic as a means to avoid in-person contact. But exactly who is choosing to vote by mail? Carolina Plescia, Semra Sevi and André Blais find that the biggest cleavage in US citizen preferences about how to vote is generational, not ideological
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Carolina Plescia
Assistant Professor, Department of Government, University of Vienna

Carolina is the principal investigator of the ERC-funded project DeVOTE.

Her research interests range from public opinion, electoral behaviour, and experimental methods to the role of data in democratic processes.

Her research has appeared in Comparative Political Studies, the European Journal of Political Research, and Political Psychology, among others.

Her book The Meanings of Voting for Citizens: a Scientific Challenge, a Portrait and Implications is forthcoming with Oxford University Press.


Split-Ticket Voting in Mixed-Member Electoral Systems: A Theoretical and Methodological Investigation

Split-Ticket Voting in Mixed-Member Electoral Systems: a Theoretical and Methodological Investigation
ECPR Press, 2016


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Advancing Political Science
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