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Response to MineralMan (Reply #20)

Mon Apr 18, 2016, 11:31 AM

59. Well you claim to be all about GOTV. NY has some of the country's worst turnout due to various

 

undue restrictions. Oregon is a closed Primary, we have very high turnout so it's not about open/closed primaries. It's about many things. In 2014 NY State had the third worst turnout in the US, less than 29% and NYC turnout was at 20%. Only Texas and Indiana had lower turnouts than NY.
This is some information from the NYC Campaign Finance Board:
New York State Near Bottom in Voter Turnout Rankings
New York City hit a historic low in voter turnout last November, but the latest report from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission makes it clear that our voter turnout crisis extends across New York State. After each federal election, the EAC collects data from election administrators around the country about voter registration and turnout for the best comparison for how states stack up against each other. New York routinely ranks near the bottom for turnout in EAC reports, and 2014 was no different. The state trailed the rest of the nation, ranking 46th for voter turnout among the citizen voting age population (CVAP). An abysmally low 29.1% of citizens age 18 or over cast a ballot last November only slightly better than the 20% who turned out in New York City. New York can and should do more to encourage civic participation among voters starting with reforming our outdated, restrictive election laws.


http://www.nyccfb.info/media/blog/new-york-state-near-bottom-voter-turnout-rankings

Odd to see you favoring what others call 'outdated, restrictive election laws' when those laws result in embarrassingly low turnout.
If I was a NYer I would be ashamed of that habitual low turnout.

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