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Registrar: Less than half of voters cast ballots in General Election

CNS, CBS8 NEWS

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

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On Monday, Vince Vasquez of the National University System Institute for Policy Research projected turnout would be more like 34-38 percent -- the lowest figure in more than 30 years for an election with a governor's race at the top of the ballot.
New voters -- either young or from formerly marginalized ethnic groups -- aren't used to voting frequently, Vasquez said. He also said the rise of voters declining to state a party preference means there is less motivation to cast a ballot. That makes the problems systemic and could take into the next decade to solve, he said.