Thanks in part to its progressive history, Massachusetts can act as a lab for a game-changing idea: requiring every citizen to vote.
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.
Solutions exist to low urban turnout that have proven effective in cities and states that have recognized the issue as a crisis.
Officials hope that education efforts can help resolve some voters’ doubts about the security and reliability of the electoral system.
“Thanks to absentee ballots, drop-off boxes, curbside voting, people with disabilities turned out in record numbers in the 2020 election”.
A coupon for every qualified voter who votes is an example of a fiscal carrot to encourage voting: Fill out a ballot and get a check.
Seattle’s democracy voucher program is a trailblazer but there are important questions that need to be answered about that program.
Democrats can once again win Texas with a combination of the right strategy, maxed out Black and voter registration, and excited voter turnout.
A study probes the link between the nature of political ads to stress levels, finding a spike in heart problems ahead of the 2016 vote.
In three key European states a majority of adults back compulsory voting but opinions in the United States are far more divided.
Many people are starting to see ranked voting as a game-changer. It can, among other things, give voice to a diverse electorate.