Principal Investigators: Mark Buntaine, Sarah Bush, Ryan Jablonski, Daniel Nielson, Paula Pickering
The common treatment arm evaluates the effect of local budget management on voter attitudes and behavior. Voters at polling stations that are assigned to the common treatment arm will receive official information produced by the Auditor General about the percentage of local council budgets that are not accounted for.
Principal Investigators: Melina Platas, Pia Raffler
The common treatment arm makes use of scorecards: local government and service delivery audit information will be hand delivered to individuals during surveys. The alternate treatment arm consists of public and private screenings of “Meet the Candidate” sessions and surveys in primary and general elections, and assesses the role of public information in affecting voter attitudes and behavior. Conducting two types of screenings – public and private – will illuminate the role of public information in affecting voter attitudes and behavior.