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These behavioral science tweaks could boost voter turnout during a pandemic election (even if it’s voting by mail)

20 Apr 2020

This organization found little ways to help increase midterm voter turnout in 2018. Next up: a 2020 election in a pandemic.

Fears of voter suppression are firmly in the minds of many Americans in the lead-up to 2020, especially following the April primary election in Wisconsin when the Supreme Court refused to allow the state to make changes to its voting process, forcing 450,000 people to turn out in person during the height of a global pandemic and preventing an untold number of people from voting at all because they decided to stay home. Still, intentional suppression is just one of many reasons people don’t cast ballots. There are also unintentional barriers, such as complex or outdated registration systems, as well as lack of motivation or know-how on the part of voters.

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