Seth Flaxman, on the Future of Voting
Seth Flaxman, creator of Democracy Works, describes "our shared challenge: how do we create a culture of voting? Our free toolkit can help.
"According to the U.S. Census survey of nonvoters (yes, the Census asks about this), a collection of process problems are a bigger hurdle than voter apathy. This is actually hopeful. Process is easier to fix and we’re making progress.
"Automatic voter registration and Vote at Home options — as in, all registered voters are automatically mailed ballots — are both trending nationally. Both can improve security and access while reducing costs.
"We want to see 80 percent of all eligible voters participating — in other words, a 20 point increase in turnout across all elections. That’s doable. And necessary."