All in all, national voter turnout is at a …show more content…
A few components that may influence voter turnout include: Voting in the United States requires advanced registration, Voting in the United States is not compulsory, and elecion day will be on a Tuesday. Most states, if not all, states require voters to register before Election Day with a specific end goal to be qualified to vote. This may turn into a burden for voters who may not have sufficient the time to enroll. Election Day being on a Tuesday can end up being badly designed for those that work full time. Those woorkers may not be able to get the time off to go vote during election. Finally, voting not being required negatively affects voter turnout since some people may not feel obligated to vote.
National voter turnout is low contrasted with different nations, in any case, voter turnout in Texas is even lower than the national normal. As indicated by table 5-1, demonstrates a pattern where Texas is continuously marginally beneath the national normal with regards to voter turnout. In 2008, the national voter turnout was 61.7%, while Texas voter turnout was 53.7%. As the reading material states,
"Americans in general are not known for high voter turnouts, but Texans seem to vote even less often than the residents of many other