Seventeen of the 52 precincts combined in Galesburg and Knox County saw less than 5 percent voter turnout in Tuesday’s election.
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 Kansas City, Mo. area political expert calls it “depressing.” Only one person showed up to vote in this week’s municipal election in the town of Randolph.
Why blood donors are so likely to turnout to vote is a write-up that shows how consciousness of civic duty, can boast electoral turnout regressions.
There are good reasons to believe voter registration at tax time would be an efficient and effective approach to increasing voter registration.
Ron Lieving, an election judge for DeKalb Precinct 6, described the voter turnout for Tuesday’s consolidated elections in one word: “horrible.”
A University of Kentucky law professor is suggesting mandatory voting may be the change necessary to improve voter turnout.
Freshman state Senator Ram Villivalam, D-Chicago, introduces’ legislation that would give a $25 state tax credit for anyone who votes in a general election.
Discussions have been taken place among academic advocates, and election officials about whether online voter registration will boost voter turnout.
Biel (Bienne, in French) is best-known for being the capital of Swiss watchmaking and for being the biggest bilingual town in the country.
Democrats introduced an anti-corruption bill with aim to make Election Day a federal holiday, urge private employers to give their workers the day off.