Why Do So Many People Not Vote?

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Heard On The Morning Show
Empty voting booths
Empty voting booths at the Warner Park polling station on Madison’s northside in the spring of 2020. Steven Potter/WPR

In the 2016 presidential election, almost 100 million eligible voters — 41 percent of the electorate — sat out the election. We talk with a representative of The Knight Foundation, which did an extensive study on non-voters, to find out why so many people don’t bother casting ballots.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Evette Alexander Guest