Definition of Voter Fatigue
What does the term “voter fatigue” mean? What is meant by the term “voter fatigue”?
“Voter fatigue” occurs when voters get tired of heading to the polls and voting. “Voter fatigue” most frequently occurs when voters are asked to constantly go to the polls to cast their votes. For instance, voters in Canada were asked to vote in a federal election three times in five years (2004, 2006, 2008), which led to “voter fatigue”.
Other causes of “voter fatigue”:
-lack of trust in any of the candidates that are running
-lack of trust in how the “system” is being run
-lack of convenience when it comes to casting a vote (physical reasons, work reasons)
-lack of interest in any of the issues that are being voted on
Some countries counter “voter fatigue” by making it mandatory to vote.
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