First-Time Voters in the Rearview Mirror

Supported by: Freedom House

Project span:
September 2002 – October 2002

Project team:
Oľga Gyárfášová, Kamila Hříchová, Katarína Pafková

Co-organizing Institutions:
AKO Agency

To gain empirical knowledge about the decision-making process of first-time voters, to undertake a retrospective evaluation of this process, to gain information about the way the non-governmental organizations’ election campaign was perceived, and to analyze the broader context of the voting behavior of first time voters. All of this was accomplished through qualitative research conducted by focus groups. Two focus groups numbering twenty participants were held on September 15th and 16th - right before the parliamentary elections. 17 members of the same focus group participated in a second part of the research that took part after the elections.


Chapter: "Election Stories of Young Voters" in publication Slovak Elections 2002: Results, Implications, Context. Available in the Slovak and English languages.

Qualitative research report: "First-time Voters in Rearview Mirror – views of elections and voting behavior of first-time voters from Bratislava" (October 2002). Available in the Slovak language only.

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