Low Voter Turnout

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Having a large number of voter turnouts can lead to a healthy democracy. The low number of voters can be attributed to the voter’s inability to believe that the candidates of either party can contribute to the success of the government. There are many reasons that can also lead to low voter turnout. Some of these reasons include the type of elections, the demographics of the voters, and current voting laws. There have been historically low voter turnouts in statewide preliminary elections. For the first time since the 1930s, the Republican primaries have exceeded the number of voters than the Democratic primaries. This report was made by the Center for the Study of the American Electorate at American University. Runoff elections also…show more content…
Studies show that older people tend to go out and vote more than younger people. In a country like Europe, the average age is higher than the United States so there will be a higher turnout of voters. In the 2012 presidential election, the minority votes determined the outcome of the election. The black voter turnout continued to show favor in the support of the first black president. Gender plays a role. Women have voted more than men in elections since 1980. But older women are less likely to vote than older men. Social and economic status is also a factor. Wealthy or rich American tends to vote more than any other status. This is because political candidates are more likely to respond better to wealthy Americans than the…show more content…
Nor should citizens complain about what is going on in the government if they do not vote. If everyone voted, the candidates could focus more on the issues at hand rather than trying to get voters to the polls. Forcing citizens to vote could lead to voters placing votes for anyone without even knowing what is going on. This could make citizens who do not participate in politics get out and vote and make the wrong decisions. Voting should be left to those citizens who want to vote and have paid attention to what is going on in politics. The American people and the American government do not need any more ignorant votes. Voting is a civic duty but it is also a liberty. If you do not like what is going on in the government, go out and vote for the right policy makers and canidates that can make a

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