OCL examined the issue of declining political participation with two major objectives:  to determine the causes of low voter turnout and the difficulty in recruiting candidates for political office; and to propose a series of recommendations to address those problems on both the state and local levels.  Recommendations have three objectives: to make registration and voting more convenient; to give voters more useful information on issues and candidates; and to level the playing field for candidates to political office.

Study Details

Board President: Fred Fiske

Study Chairperson: Steven Kulick

Past Studies

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Disappearing Democracy: A Report on Political Participation in Onondaga County