Why is voter turnout always so low?
Even technology doesn’t help voter turnout in Hoboken
With Hoboken’s population sprouting to over 50,000 residents, you’d think that turnout for a citywide election would at least crack 10,000 voters.
But in this town, we never seem to break that magical 20% barrier (votes cast vs. total population).
Even with multiple communication mediums (newspapers, websites, social networks, robo-calls, tv commercials, Youtube, etc.) and easy Vote by Mail, I estimate this year’s percentage under 16%! And we had one of the most beautiful days of the year, too!
What could be the reasons why so few people care about who’s essentially elected to work for and serve THEM?