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Rather than encouraging people to become better citizens, rewards and fines can actually reduce peoples’ natural tendencies to do the right thing by others. from www.shutterstock.com

Voter turnout at New Zealand local elections keeps falling, but paying people to vote could backfire

The idea that a small payment could motivate more people to vote resurfaces regularly, but this ignores evidence that monetary incentives to induce pro-social behaviour can be counterproductive.
Andrew Gillum with wife R. Jai Gillum addresses supporters after winning the Democrat primary for governor. AP Photo/Steve Cannon

Could Andrew Gillum be the next governor of Florida?

The mayor of Tallahassee underspent three rivals to win the state’s Democratic primary. But what awaits in the general election?
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The case for police commissioners

Here’s what you need to know before you cast your vote in the elections for local police crime commissioners.
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Why you should care about the local elections

Local elections are taking place across 124 councils in England and will probably have a big impact on the day-to-day issues that most people care about.

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