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6th Local Government Elections Research Symposium

BY The Policy Observatory

Call for papers

The 6th local elections research symposium is planned for Wednesday 27th November, adjacent to the annual New Zealand Political Studies Association conference at the University of Canterbury for those wishing to attend both events.

This is an opportunity to present research that addresses aspects of the 2019 local elections. You are invited to submit abstracts addressing the symposium theme Getting out the vote, including research on the electoral system, voter turnout trends, specific races, and media coverage. Does your research support the idea that ‘nobody knows who their local councillor is and the councillors know nobody knows who they are or what they do’?

Given the closeness of this seminar to the election, it is expected many presentations will be works-in-progress.

Abstracts (250 words maximum) should be sent to organisers by 1 August 2019.

Abstracts and for further information please contact:

Andy Asquith or Julienne Molineaux