05BF5C3D-FE25-CDD2-D0B43F36A4F6028E
5FE5DC56-B2B0-82CA-538B28016054EA90
Public Events
Public Events Calendar >>

DIRECTIONS AND COLLEGE MAP

Media Relations
315-859-4680

Voter Turnout Steadily Declining; Experts Say Apathy, Good Economy To Blame

The Dallas Morning News

Posted March 19, 2000
Tags Hamilton In the News
If you didn't come out to the polls election day to vote, you're not alone. Less than 14 percent of Tarrant County's 801,240 registered voters turned out Tuesday for the primary elections, reflecting a declining voter participation trend that has plagued the country for decades... Voters are more likely to come out to polls when the races are perceived as exciting, said Philip Klinkner, political science professor at Hamilton College in New York... Political experts blame low voter turnout on factors ranging from voter fatigue and apathy to arduous registration procedures and a strong economy.

Comments

No comments yet.

Cupola