A genuinely inclusive and participatory democracy, which is currently essential to the stability of America, requires universal voting.
Voter Turnout articles on Democracy Chronicles
Voter turnout is about the percentage of eligible voters who cast a ballot in an election and can be based on who is eligible to vote, something that varies by country. Also see our section on American democracy and our articles on Voter Suppression or Voter Access.
Only a small number of voters participate in primaries, but this year’s Kansas primary was unique due to its abortion referendum.
“Civic duty voting” advocates argue that it will alter election campaigns by mobilizing the base to appeal to a wider audience.
New York state senators are expected to give final approval to a dramatic change of election laws aimed at increasing voter turnout.
In April 2021, Georgia passed a law significantly restricting voter access. Nevertheless, voting has surged in the state since then.
The White House has issued a directive allowing Federal employees to take time off to vote. This is expected to improve voter turnout.
As American democracy faces a grave test unpinned by internal attacks on the right to vote, a key expert argues for mandatory voting.
A new report shows that shows that countries that use proportional representation have higher voter turnout than those that don’t.
Thanks in part to its progressive history, Massachusetts can act as a lab for a game-changing idea: requiring every citizen to vote.
Solutions exist to low urban turnout that have proven effective in cities and states that have recognized the issue as a crisis.