When the dust settled Tuesday night, 33,766 Harford County residents had cast their ballots in the 2014 Gubernatorial Primary Election – representing just 21.26% of the 158,858 registered voters eligible to participate.
Did you vote?
Why was turnout so low? Apathy? Lack of accessibility? Lack of good candidates? The switch to an earlier voting date (June rather than September) for the primary?
Early voting turnout in Harford County was only 3.94% (6,257 votes) of 158,858 registered voters, per the elections website
Some states (Oregon and Washington) have implemented postal voting to help increase participation in elections. What methods or ideas would you propose to increase voter turnout?