It’s all about getting more people to exercise that most fundamental part of American democracy – voting. And yet, the Golden State lags behind among states in voter turnout, with fewer than half of eligible voters showing up for the 2018 midterms (slightly less than the national average of 50.3 percent).
In the last presidential election year, 58 percent of Californians voted, compared to 60 percent nationwide.
And that national number isn’t so impressive, either, when compared to other industrialized nations. According to a Pew Research Center study last year, the United States ranks 26th out of 32 industrialized democracies around the world when it comes to voter turnout.
“For the vast majority of American voters, it’s a myth that voting is hard. It’s never been easier to vote,” says David Becker, executive director of the Center for Election Innovation and Research.
Source: Democrats’ H.R. 1 Election Bill Might Not Increase Turnout | The Civic Report | US News