vote, voter turnout(noun)
the total number of voters who participated
"they are expecting a large vote"
Voter turnout is the percentage of eligible voters who cast a ballot in an election. After increasing for many decades, there has been a trend of decreasing voter turnout in most established democracies since the 1960s. In general, low turnout may be due to disenchantment, indifference, or contentment. Low turnout is often considered to be undesirable, and there is much debate over the factors that affect turnout and how to increase it. In spite of significant study into the issue, scholars are divided on reasons for the decline. Its cause has been attributed to a wide array of economic, demographic, cultural, technological, and institutional factors. There have been many efforts to increase turnout and encourage voting. Different countries have very different voter turnouts. For example, in the United States 2008 presidential election turnout was 64% and 68% among African Americans. In Belgium, which has compulsory voting, and Malta, which does not, participation reaches 95%. These differences are caused by a mix of cultural and institutional factors.
The numerical value of voter turnout in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of voter turnout in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls.
A low voter turnout, somebody like a Trump can win. High voter turnout, the Democratic candidate will win.
So I believe, quite honestly, that with the enthusiasm that we are generating, with the kind of voter turnout that I think we can bring out -- look, Republicans win when people are demoralized and the voter turnout is low.
If we can significantly increase voter turnout so that low income people and working people and young people participated in the political process, if we got a voter turnout of 75 percent, this country would be radically transformed.
We're doing much better with independents. We even draw a little bit better with Republicans, so I believe, quite honestly, that with the enthusiasm that we are generating, with the kind of voter turnout that I think we can bring out -- look, Republicans win when people are demoralized and the voter turnout is low.
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