School District Effectiveness and Voter Turnout: Is There a Relationship?
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This study found a significant positive correlation between the rate of voter turnout for both the Wisconsin 2016 presidential election and 2018 Wisconsin general election in 82 randomly selected Wisconsin school districts and each of these selected school districts’ 2016-2017 and 2018-2019 district effectiveness scores. The 2016 public data was obtained from the Wisconsin Election Commission and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) , respectively. The school district public effectiveness data used for the 2018 analysis was also obtained from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. The 2018 election voter turnout data was calculated from data obtained from both the Wisconsin Department of Administration and the Wisconsin Elections Commission. The data analysis, using an ANOVA, found a F value of 22.877 and p value of .00000775 between State of Wisconsin DPI school district effectiveness ratings and voter turnout within the randomly chosen districts for the 2016 Presidential election. Furthermore, the data analysis, using an ANOVA, found a F value of 17.042 and p-value of .000089074 between State of Wisconsin DPI school district effectiveness ratings and voter turnout within the randomly chosen districts for the 2018 fall general election. These findings are consistent with conventional wisdom and other studies relating to the significant positive impact of education on voter turnout. The findings of this study have implications for both public policy and for decisions regarding the expenditure of resources that candidates for public office make when running their campaigns.
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