Why Don’t People Vote?


Brad Plumer charts the reasons registered voters offer:

Notice that apathy was a big reason — roughly 4 million registered voters either weren’t interested or didn’t like the candidates. But polling place access was a major factor, too. Nearly a million Americans had "registration problems" while 750,000 found the polling location either too inconvenient or had transportation problems. And some 2.6 million voters said they were "too busy" to vote.