People showing up to vote is fundamental to a healthy democracy! To begin, lets define voter turnout. Voter turnout is the number of registered voters who vote in an election. So if 10 people are registered to vote and 9 people actually vote, then we would say we have high voter turnout. If 10 people are registered to vote, and only 3 of them show up to vote, we would say we have low voter turnout! So why does this matter?
Low voter turnout is usually a sign that people aren’t politically active. It also usually means that people believe that voting for one candidate/party will do little to alter every day life. Research tells us that healthy