Yes, voting is a civic duty and we should all vote but does it really have any positive consequences?
Here are a few research-backed reasons that demonstrate that voting absolutely does have tangible benefits.
Electoral competition matters for service delivery and spending
Research on municipal service provision in the Lahore district shows that urban citizens’ access to services improves when there is greater competition at the provincial and national constituency level.
Who gets elected matters for security
A new study using data on elections and violence from 1988-2011 suggests that levels of violence depend on which party gets elected.
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