Brief 30: Electoral Rules in Afghanistan

The sample for the study was composed of 250 villages–each with an average population of roughly 1,000 people–selected from ten districts spanning northern, northeastern, eastern, central, and western Afghanistan (southern areas were excluded due to security concerns). Half of the villages was randomly assigned to hold district elections and the other half to hold at-large elections. Under district elections, the village was split into geographically-defined districts and each villager could only vote for a single candidate residing in the same district.

Michael Weaver
Email:  Institution / Affiliation : University of Chicago  EGAP member: No 
Laura R Ralston
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Diego Fossati
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Alexander Agadjanian
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Erik Wibbels
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