What's the Matter with California Turnout?

by - July 10, 2014

Low voter turnout in California is a serious and intractable problem. Our agenda would not result in 100% participation – indeed, nothing short of rigorously enforced compulsory voting would achieve universal voting. But without changes to our electoral system, turnout will probably continue to fall and grow even more disparate, especially in primaries that play such a key role in the current system in shaping California’s November ballots. By implementing FairVote’s four reforms, California – and indeed all states -- can act decisively to promote turnout and ensure a representative democracy. To paraphrase Faulkner, California can be the state of sunshine and high voter turnout.

Source: FairVote.org | What's the Matter with California Turnout?


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