Americans for Prosperity Foundation works to make sure that the message of doing your civic duty by voting hits home.
Voter turnout can vary widely across states and within cities and counties, even when structural factors are the same. A shared sense of responsibility among residents for taking care of their communities may be part of the explanation.
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For nearly a quarter century, a network of research and advocacy groups has kept a close eye on US state-level policymaking.
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IDEO brings a human-centered design lens to voting in Los Angeles County—and finds compelling opportunities to increase participation nationally.
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.
To the surprise of many, making the act of voting easier hasn’t actually led to higher voter turnout. To increase turnout, we need to get more people interested in politics.
To achieve broad social impact, we need systemic solutions. This requires government to lead with an outcomes-focused approach that embraces data and technology, aligns financial incentives, learns from policy failures and successes, and acts on new knowledge about what works.