Low Turnout in Municipal Elections

Moderator: María González Albuixech (Director of Communications & Marketing, Health Care for All)

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Sarah Anzia

Sarah Anzia

Zoltan Hajnal

Zoltan Hajnal

Elena Letona

Elena Letona

Erin O'Brien

Erin O'Brien

María González Albuixech

María González Albuixech

 

Low Turnout in Municipal Elections:
Implications for Democracy, Citizens of Color, and Low Income Individuals

Co-Presented with Scholars Strategy Network

SSN


 
Long term trends indicate that voter turnout in municipal elections in larger cities like Boston is on the decline. In municipal elections, turnout can be as low as single digits. Low-turnout elections tend to be dominated by whiter, more affluent, older voters. What are the implications of low turnout municipal elections for municipal services? For minorities? For democracy? Join us for a provocative and thoughtful discussion of the causes, consequences, and possible fixes for low turnout municipal elections.

 
Zoltan Hajnal and Sarah Anzia will be selling and signing their books — America’s Uneven Democracy and Timing and Turnout, respectively — at the end of the event in the lobby.

 
Thursday, November 5, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Modern Theatre, 525 Washington Street

 

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