Articles by Sylvia Kritzinger

May 8, 2024

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

Sylvia Kritzinger
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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Sylvia Kritzinger
Professor of Methods in the Social Sciences, University of Vienna

Sylvia is one of the principal investigators of the Austrian National Election Study (AUTNES).

She acts as Head of the Department of Government, Director of the research network Interdisciplinary Value Research, and runs the digitalisation project Digitize! Computational Social Science in the Digital and Social Transformation.

Sylvia's research focuses on citizens’ political attitudes and voting behaviour, democratic representation and political participation, voting at 16 and survey research.

She has published in Comparative Political Studies, Political Communication, Electoral Studies, British Journal of Political Science, West European Politics, European Journal of Political Research, inter alia.

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