13 reasons to vote

Monday, November 5, 2018

Election Day is finally here. In that spirit, the Tucson Weekly offered its readers "13 reasons to vote" as a way to combat "Arizona's Voter Crisis," in reference to a recent presentation in Tucson by Morrison Institute's Joseph Garcia regarding a report by the same name:

In Arizona, 45 percent of eligible voters didn't cast a ballot in 2016 election, according to the report. The report also found that Arizona ranked 43 out of the 50 states' voter turnout.

"Only a portion are making decisions for the whole and often times, the people that are affected more are younger people, starting families, starting businesses," Garcia said. "What you have are less well-educated, poor, non-white citizens feeling alienated from the democratic process."

Read: 13 Reasons to Vote

Report: Arizona's Voter Crisis