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Low and Unequal Turnout in Montgomery Co. (MD) Strengthens Case for Right to Vote Task Force Recommendations
Analysis of voter turnout in Montgomery County, MD, illustrates the disparities in turnout among various age groups as well as significantly decreased participation in primaries compared to general elections. These findings strengthen the case for changes recommended by the County's Right To Vote Task Force.
With the midterm elections approaching, many analysts are suggesting that our usually low midterm turnout may dip even lower despite these elections drawing more spending than any midterm election in history. Yet as we've seen in Ferguson (MO), the problem is even worse in local elections – not only in numbers, but in equity in areas such as age and race that raise serious questions about the disengagement of a growing number of Americans from their municipal governments.