Thursday, July 15, 2010

Lost Voters, Lost Votes

From the New Organizing Institute, June 2010 via

This report describes how in the November 2008 election an estimated 1.9 million voters did not cast a ballot because they did not know where to go, with the young and racial and ethnic minorities disproportionately likely to have difficulty locating their polling place. A comprehensive solution is suggested, including not only widespread internet access points and tools, but also mail, phone, and in-person outreach.

Lost Voters, Lost Votes: When Citizens Don’t Know Where to Vote, Democracy Loses


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