IEC voter participation survey 2013/14: draft report

OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- client
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2014
TITLE AUTHOR(S): B.Roberts, J.Struwig, S.L.Gordon, Y.D.Davids, J.Marco
KEYWORDS: PUBLIC ATTITUDE, VOTER PARTICIPATION, VOTING BEHAVIOUR, VOTING PROCEDURES
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD), Education and Skills Development (ESD), Office of the CEO (ERM), Office of the CEO (OCEO), Office of the CEO (IL), Office of the CEO (BS), Office of the CEO (IA)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 8182

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Abstract

The IEC Voter Participation Survey 2013/14 (VPS) is a nationally representative, cross-sectional survey that was conducted by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) between October and December 2013. The study aims to inform and guide the Commission in its plans, policies and practices by evaluating voting behaviour in South Africa and ascertaining people's interest in and perceptions of the forthcoming national and provincial elections. In this study, the broader political landscape in South Africa is examined together with factors that might impact voting behaviour, such as perception about the performance of government and attitudes towards democratic values. Specific issues, such as the involvement of women, youth and persons with disabilities in elections, are also examined.