Voter Turnout Steadily Declining; Experts Say Apathy, Good Economy To Blame
The Dallas Morning News
March 19, 2000
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.