Voting behavior is defined as a set of personal electoral activities, including participation in electoral campaigns, turnout at the polls, and choosing for whom to vote (bratton, 2013. 3 paper that the political leadership of the country since independence is responsible for entrenching corruption in nigeria and, by extension, had impeded meaningful socio-economic development. Voting behaviour this study aspires to fill the void by undertaking an empirical study of political participation and voting behaviour in the 2015 general elections in benue state of nigeria. Voting behavior is a form of political behavior exhibited by electorates which can be influenced by a lot of factors ranging from emotional, ethnicity, religion leading them to make certain decisions. Poverty and voting behavior: the nigerian case by olukoya obafemi in the nigerian context, poverty is the most overriding factor during the election periods, when parties go head to head in the.
Keywords: voting behaviour, election, nigeria, osun state, inec, pdp, apc, aregbesola, omisore 1 introduction the august 9, 2014 governorship election in osun state, south west nigeria was another test run for the independent electoral commission (inec) towards the 2015 general election. Voting behaviour is determined by the political attitudes, assumptions, policy preferences, and partisan loyalties of individuals and the political and institutional context within which they cast their votes in an election. Stronger e ects on voting behavior than electoral handouts we thank the participants of the 2012 columbia-nyu african political economic research semi- nar (capers) and to alex bolton, chris blattman, macartan humphreys, kimuli kasara, elisabeth.
The majority of studies on mass media influence on voting behavior are based on experiments and surveys conducted in developed democracies while the evidence of the effects of media on voting outside the developed world is rare. In voting behaviour research, several factors can be identified as reasons for choosing a candidate in an election a combination of attitudinal, social and psychological factors is related to individual voting behaviour. Voting behaviour: voting behaviour is a form of political behaviour which understands voters' behaviour can explain how and why decisions were made either by public decision-makers, which has been a central concern for political scientists, or by the electorate. Introduction the success or failure of democracy, rule of law, and ethnic and religious reconciliation in nigeria is a bellwether for the entire continent. Political participation and voting behavior in nigeria: a study of the 2015 general elections in benue state by dr member euginia george-genyi department of political science, benue state university, makurdi.
Voter behaviour and the electoral process in nigeria abstract this study inquires into, and surveys opinion of nigerians on some of the factors that influence low voters' participation and apathy in the nigerian electoral process. Paper examined the voting behaviour of educated professionals in southwestern, nigeria the study adopted social action theory and administered 4915 questionnaire, 36 in-depth interviews, direct observation and electoral records. Nigeria's population to be 31,559,026, the political parties all agreed that there should be approximately one seat in the new house of representatives to every 100,000 persons in nigeria. voting behavior long term factors that may influence voting behavior over a long period of time include: social class gender age religion ethnicity social class class is the basis of british party politics: all else is embellishment and detail (pulzer) social class is one.
Cdd elections analysis centre: voting phase of nigeria governorship and state house of assembly elections by african arguments voters and political party behaviour. Voting behaviour juma (2011:22) explains voting behaviour as a set of attitudes and beliefs towards elections at the national as well as voting is a means of aggregating individuals' preferences into collective decision in an election. A geopolitical perspective of the voting behaviour of electorate in nigeria: an analysis of the 2015 general elections the imperativeness of election in any liberal democracy is demonstrated by the fact that it serves as the platform through which public office holders are usually recruited.
Habitual voting and behavioral turnout james h fowler university of california, davis bendor, diermeier, and ting (2003) develop a behavioral alter native to rational choice models of turnout. Advances)in)social)sciences)research)journal)-)vol2,)no12) publication)date:dec25,2015 doi:1014738/assrj2121623 lawal,'a'm,'&'adeleke,'a'i'(2015. And voting behavoiur of nigeria and ghana within the period specified a gap was located which inform the research question: did ethnic inclination impact on the voting behaviour of nigerians.
Election rigging and the problems of nigeria's democracy is the most populous democracy in africa with relations among the entities to the behaviour or the. Share this on whatsapptraditionally, poverty is often defined as lack of adequate income transfer and severed access to basic and pressing amenities but, i beg to redefine it as lack of access to standard social life, as in the case of contemporary nigeria. 1 political advert campaigns and voting behaviour: a study of akinwunmi ambode's election ad campaigns in lagos state grace izeghe ojekwe.
Little is known about voting behaviour of any professional groups such as academics, who played a major role in the nigeria politics in the past (otobo, 2009 oyatomi, 2009. Abstract this work examined the influence of political advertising messages on the choice of governorship candidates by the electorate in imo s tate, south east nigeria, in the 201 1 governorship election in the state. Voting behavior is a form of electoral behaviorunderstanding voters' behavior can explain how and why decisions were made either by public decision-makers, which has been a central concern for political scientists, or by the electorate.