Improving Voter Turnout in School Elections

After disappointing voter turnout for this year’s school board elections and budget votes, WCA staff considered what could be done to encourage Westchester residents to take an active interest in children’s education by voting.

Voter turnout photo

Photo Credit: Seth Harrison/The Journal News

“Voter turnout is so low in school elections that some board seats are decided by single-digit margins.”

In a Lohud op-ed on improving voter turnout in school elections, our staff members Limarie Cabrera and Anna Wright argue that most community members aren’t convinced that their participation in school elections actually matters. What’s more, a lack of publicly available information about the board candidates serves as a further deterrent.

Please read the op-ed here, and then share in the comments below why you think so few people vote and what can be done to change that.

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