Jamin B. Raskin and Rob Richie. A record low number of voters will turn out for the Sept. 15 primaries in Maryland and the District. Many people want to revitalize politics by reforming campaign finance, but it may be time to change our election systems as well. The article covers possible reforms to consider.
Rob Richie and Steven Hill Shockingly low statistics on voter turnout are found in numerous localities. The article argues that our political leaders and concerned citizens should consider changes that will allow voters to see a real connection between their votes and policy, as well as create a new deal for democracy.
Burck Smith. The article proposes to increase voter participation with the help of the National Voter Registration Act, as well as current and future innovations.
Bernard Grofman In this article, the author analyses a new way to raise voter turnout, along with potential outcomes of such reform.
This essay discusses what constitutes "free and fair" elections along with the inter-relationship of turnout and choice in both democratic and totalitarian countries.
Jo Becker. This article discusses the "early voting option" offered in some states and notes that this can force voters to cast their ballots without having all the information about their candidates.