Why Do People's Electoral System Cause A Disparity In The United States?

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Introduction Millennials display about the same level of political interest as the younger generation in the 1980s; they are likely to get involved in protests and other political confrontations. Yet, the youth of today is known to be disinterested in politics and are significantly less likely to vote in elections than previous generations. However, in recent years, youth in East Asian countries are leading political movements and asserting their interest into the national political agenda. Leading up to elections, university student bodies and youth groups mobilize themselves and go to the voting polls; once labeled as the politically detached generation, young people are voting more so now, than ever before. With that being said, a large disparity in voter turnout rates across East Asian democracies still exists. In this study, I attempt to uncover why this disparity exists. There are many factors that can contribute to a suitable explanation for the disparity but I will focus on examining electoral systems as it seems particularly germane to voter turnout. It is my belief that a country's electoral system influences voter turnout; majoritarian countries will have lower voter turnout rates than proportional counties. …show more content…
Generally what I found while reading is that a country's electoral system plays a significant role in a person's decision to vote or not; in other wordS a correlation between a democratic electoral system and voter turnout exists. Pre-existing literature studies suggest that countries that run majoritarian national elections have lower voter turnout rates than any other electoral

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