Americans' Reasons Not To Vote (2014)

by kendramayer2017 on Feb 16, 2015 | Views: 174 | Score: 2
Too busy / conflicting schedule17.5
Illness or disability14.9
Not interested13.4
Did not like candidates or campaign issues12.9
Out of town8.8
Don’t know7
Registration problems6
Inconvienient polling place2.7
Transportation problems2.6
Bad weather0.2
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kendramayer2017 on Feb 12, 2015 3:24 PM said:

Americans have many reasons why not to vote, but it still shocks me that registration problems account for 6 percent of non-voting reasons. I think these problems, along with transportation problems and inconvenient polling locations, should be better addressed.

Jacob Jedamus-Denu
Jacob Jedamus-Denu on Feb 16, 2015 10:12 AM said:

It surprises me that nearly 50% of those who don't vote are busy, sick, or not interested. With just a bit of planning, or research, it seems like these reasons could easily be overcome. GET OUT AND VOTE!

JK on Feb 16, 2015 2:20 PM said:

Many of the people I have spoken to who do not vote claim that it doesn't matter who is elected because in the end nothing changes. Maybe apathy is covered under Other.

Don S.
Don S. on Feb 25, 2015 12:50 PM said:

This chart ignores the 2.5% (by 2010 figures) of Americans that are not permitted to vote through disenfranchisement. If you want people to be productive members of society they must be allowed back into it after they pay for their crimes. Being excluded from political process only feeds the feeling of separation from society in general and may even in a minute way contribute to recidivism.

William Achnitz III
William Achnitz III on Mar 5, 2015 2:14 PM said:

I think apathy plays a large role as well. I've always wanted to see more work done on the forefront of third parties. I think we need more options than just the Democrats and Republicans. Employers placing priority on voting could also help reduce the number of voters not voting due to being too busy or not being interested.

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