New research shows how the communities that are most heavily policed are pushed away from… having a say in changing policy.
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.
Current low voter turnout rates concentrate power in the hands of too few constituents, which results in less accountability.
“Protecting democracy” was the top issue listed by voters as an “extremely important” reason they decided to vote in the 2022 election.
Differential mobilization effects of even large digital advertising campaigns in presidential elections are likely to be modest.
COVID-death rates depressed turnout somewhat from 2016 levels, contributed to increased use of mail and early-in-person voting.
Big cities faltered this year in producing the large vote totals that Democrats have traditionally relied on for election wins in many states.
Despite high voter turnout in last month’s election, the racial turnout gap was larger than any point in the past decade.
Research commissioned by End Citizens United and Let America Vote demonstrates that democracy issues are dominant in voters’ decision-making.
This week’s turnout for the US congressional elections could be a record, although it will still fall below many other countries.
As efforts to ban books…grow, so do attacks on libraries. There’s a reason…extremists keep targeting these crucial civic institutions.