To increase voter turnout, other approaches are needed—ones intended not to inflame passions about what may be at stake in a particular election but instead to connect more voters to the process of voting and to the value of participating in our democracy.
Changing from winner-take-all single member districts, which limit voters' choices and races' competitiveness, to a multi-party system could significantly increase voter turnout.
Studies of voter registration systems around the world and recent reforms in the United States suggest that automatic voter registration can significantly increase registration rates and enhance turnout.
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Stanford Social Innovation Review have partnered to publish a 15-part series of articles exploring whether and how philanthropy and nonprofits can improve US voter turnout and civic participation.
Deeply Divided: Racial Politics and Social Movements in Post-War America offers a sweeping look at political and economic divisions in American politics over the past century.
We face daunting challenges, but political institutions cannot cope; it's time to shake up the system.