Alan Gerber’s Book Review on GOTV in Canada

Publication date 
February 16, 2022

Alan Gerber reviews “The Motivation to Vote: Explaining Electoral Participation” by André Blais and Jean-François Daoust (Vancouver: UBC Press) in the Canadian Journal of Political Science. The book and the review explore why millions of people in democracies vote, but millions also do not. “What sustains voter participation is, upon reflection, not obvious.”

Gerber writes “In his illuminating and well-crafted new book The Motivation to Vote, Blais and co-author Jean-François Daoust demonstrate the importance of four individual-level factors on electoral participation: a voter’s level of political interest, civic duty, the perceived ease of voting and how much the voter cares about a particular election. “

Read the article in the Canadian Journal of Political Science

Area of study 
Political Behavior