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Voter Participation in California Varies Widely by Type of Election and by Voter Race and Ethnicity

Publication Topics

Population Focus; Health Behaviors; Low-Income; Racial and Ethnic Groups; Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander; Hispanic/Latino

Publication Type

Fact Sheet

Publication Date

2020-10-29T07:00:00Z

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Abstract

In 2019, 2.75 million California adults reported that they never vote in elections, and an additional 7.7 million reported that they only “sometimes” vote. The combined number of "never" and "sometimes" voters is even higher for local elections, in which 6 million California adults reported that they “never” vote, and an additional 7.4 million reported that they only “sometimes” vote. In addition, the proportion who reported infrequently voting in local elections (52%) is twice as high as for presidential elections (26%). Voter participation rates vary widely by race/ethnicity and these differences can have an important impact in local elections where greater participation by underrepresented groups could influence the results. 


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Fact Sheet: Voter Participation in California Varies Widely by Type of Election and by Voter Race and Ethnicity

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Related Infographic: Voter Participation in California Varies Widely by Type of Election and by Voter Race and Ethnicity

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Related Policy Brief: Better Health, Greater Social Cohesion Linked to Voter Participation

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California Health Interview Survey (CHIS)

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The California Endowment

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