Where can I learn more about these data?

Primary turnout research published by Dr. Michael P. McDonald appears in the following publications:

  • Michael P. McDonald. 2011. "Voter Turnout: Eligibility Has Its Benefits" in Controversies in Voting Behavior, 2nd Edition, Richard G. Niemi, Herbert F. Weisberg, and David Kimball, eds. Washington, DC: CQ Press. (Most recent description of VEP calculations.)
  • Michael P. McDonald.  2002.  "The Turnout Rate Among Eligible Voters for U.S. States, 1980-2000."  State Politics and Policy Quarterly 2(2): 199-212.
  • Michael P. McDonald and Samuel Popkin. 2001. "The Myth of the Vanishing Voter." American Political Science Review 95(4): 963-974.
Related turnout research appears in the following publications:
  • Michael P. McDonald.  2010. "American Voter Turnout in Historical Perspective."  In Oxford Handbook of American Elections and Political Behavior, Jan Leighley, ed.  Cambridge, UK: Oxford University Press.
  • Michael P. McDonald. 2008. "The Return of the Voter: Voter Turnout in the 2008 Presidential Election." The Forum 6(4).
  • Michael P. McDonald. 2008. "Portable Voter Registration."  Political Behavior 30(4): 491–501.
  • Michael P. McDonald.  2007. "The True Electorate: A Cross-Validation of Voter File and Election Poll Demographics."  Public Opinion Quarterly 71(4): 588-602.
  • Michael P. McDonald.  2006. "Rocking the House: Competition and Turnout in the 2006 Midterm Election."  The Forum 4(3).
  • Michael P. McDonald.  2005. "Reporting Bias" in Polling in America: An Encyclopedia of Public Opinion.  Benjamin Radcliff and Samuel Best, eds.  Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
  • Michael P. McDonald. 2004. "Up, Up, and Away! Turnout in the 2004 Presidential Election." The Forum (2):4. Dec 2004.
  • Michael P. McDonald. 2003. "On the Over-Report Bias of the National Election Study." Political Analysis 11(2): 180-186.