Determinants of Voting Behaviour in Mizoram

Determinants of Voting Behaviour in Mizoram

ABSTRACT

Voting is a means of aggregating individual preferences into collective decision in an election, the action of formally indicating one’s choice of candidate or political party at an election. Voting behavior refers to the action of casting a vote in favor of some party or candidate, and is to be distinguished voter turnout at elections. Assessment of voting patterns consistently focuses on determinants of electoral behaviour, or factors influencing electoral behaviour: why people vote as they do and how they arrive at the decisions they make. This paper examines various factor that influence voting behaviour in Mizoram-political, economic, religion, socio-economic, personality, etc. While various factors are at work, the paper concludes that political factor is the single most important determinant of voting behaviour in Mizoram.

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