The Problem of Low Voter Turnout in Local Elections

When: Tuesday, November 14th at 1:00 PM
Where: Webinar/Online Seminar

Local elections are critically important. Every day, over half a million local elected officials are making important and influential decisions about core services like police and fire, transportation, housing, and drinking water. But in spite of the incredible impact local elected officials can have on people’s lives, voter turnout in local elections is low, often below 15% of the eligible voting population.

In this webinar, Phil Kiesling, Oregon Secretary of State from 1991 to 1999 and Director of Portland State Univeristy’s Center for Public Service, will explore the problem of low voter turnout in local elections and offer some possible solutions.

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