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.

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Morgan Holmes
Email: moholmes@usaid.gov  Institution / Affiliation : USAID  EGAP member: Yes 
Mashail Malik
Email: malikm@stanford.edu  Institution / Affiliation : Stanford University  EGAP member: No 
Bill Nolan
Email: nolanbill70@gmail.com  Institution / Affiliation : BBC Media Action  EGAP member: No 
Daniel Muise
Email: dmuise@stanford.edu  Institution / Affiliation : Stanford University  EGAP member: No 

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