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Karoline Vind Poulsen, Frederik Kaptain & Katharina Vestergaard Sejr

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This paper aims to examine the barriers that make socially vulnerable people, vote less than others people. And which different factors the campaign initiatives in Stemmer På Kanten, often shorten SPK, emphasized in, in their attempt to break down these barriers. At the municipal election in 2009, only 65 % of the people voted, which was the lowest turnout in 35 years. Up to the municipal elections in 2013, there therefore were established several campaigns to increase the voter turnout, one of these campaigns was SPK. With the use of the three main theories about voter turnout, which is the resource theory , the integration theory and the theory of rational choice , we will discuss which barriers is responsible for the low voting turnout, among the socially vulnerable. After that we will, with a combination of an interview with the Vice President of the Association SPK, a report form SPK, and the aforementioned theories about voter turnout, analyze what the various campaign initiatives in SPK emphasized in, in the execution of their campaigns. As a conclusion on this paper’s thesis, we can conclude that it is often a combination of lack of financial resources, and seeing the rational thin in voting, that’s to blame for the low voting turnout among the social vulnerable. In addition to that we can conclude, that SPK mainly emphasized to remove the psychological and social integration factors, that are to blame for the low voting turnout among the socially vulnerable. And at the same time they sought to make it as rational as possible, for the socially vulnerable to use their vote. It can be concluded that SPK, placed more emphasis on breaking down the integration barriers, and making it rational to vote, rather than focusing on the individual resources of the socially vulnerable.

UddannelserBasis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato23 dec. 2014
VejledereCarina Saxlund Bischoff


  • Valgdeltagelse
  • socialt udsatte
  • Stemmer på kanten
  • Valg