Green: voting festivals increase participation

November 06, 2017

"Want Young People to Vote? Maybe Throw Them a Literal Party" (VICE NEWS)

Professor Donald Green came up with the idea in the mid-aughts while conducting research on how to increase voter turnout. In the 19th century, voting was much more of a "raucous" affair, he noted in a 2007 study, where "voters at the polls talked with friends, threw down shots of free whiskey, listened to lively entertainment, and generally had a good time."