In one precinct in Thomas County, Georgia not one person exercised their civic duty and cast a ballot
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.
A growing body of research indicates there might also be a need to get more STEM majors to go to the polls
One way to increase the number of voices in our local democracy is to adopt automatic voter registration
Switzerland is a semi-direct, not a purely parliamentary democracy and has no alternation in power between government and opposition parties
The study published in American Politics Research, examines electoral data and considers how voter psychology may impact election results
Georgia’s aging, vulnerable, unverifiable, mismanaged, electronic voting machines are famously insecure
No voter should be standing in a long line, counting the number of seconds until the end. Instead, each should hold onto their ballot in the comfort of their own home, delivered and returned at the time that works best. There’s no reason to rush democracy.
A study conducted by Yale University has shown that people participating in elections do not necessarily make good citizens. While the study shows that there are some who vote that remain law abiding, the rest of the population does not.
The change to make Election Day a national holiday must be implemented in order to not only increase voter participation, but also to ingrain the very concept of democracy into the American people.
It is not yet clear whether voting technology actually does spur greater voter participation