Understanding Low Voter Turnout

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) — Voter turnout for primary elections is traditionally low and today was no exception.  Many chalk it up to the rainy weather we experienced today.  However, there are a number of factors that contribute to this fact.

Dr. Terry Madonna, Professor of Public Affairs and Director of the Center for Politics and Public Affairs at Franklin and Marshall College, joined KDKA’s Radio Robert Mangino to discuss what causes this phenomena.

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  • Showed Up

    Well, I went, just in case, but as an independent voter, there was nothing to vote for. I think with the upswing in independent and third party registered voters, that has to be a consideration.

  • Non Voter

    Why vote? Politicians are in it for themselves. THey have little or no interest in the public what so ever. It’s all about “Give me your money”. But nothing ever changes…or it changes for the worse!

    • Zoeyzotron

      I voted.

      if you don’t vote then don’t complain.

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