Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Show Summary Details

The Forum

A Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics

Ed. by Disalvo, Daniel / Stonecash, Jeffrey

4 Issues per year


IMPACT FACTOR 2015: 0.250
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 0.318

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2015: 0.255
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2015: 0.296
Impact per Publication (IPP) 2015: 0.191

Online
ISSN
1540-8884
See all formats and pricing



Select Volume and Issue

Issues

Voter Turnout in the 2010 Midterm Election

Michael P. McDonald
  • George Mason University
Published Online: 2011-01-10 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2202/1540-8884.1406

I place national turnout rates in historical perspective and investigate what state turnout rates may tell us about what factors are related to higher levels of voter participation. In midterm elections compared to presidential election, voter turnout is lower among all groups, but more so for young people. I discuss the implications of younger citizens' disengagement in midterm elections in light of an increasing gap in support for the political parties’ candidates among the young and the old.

Keywords: voting; turnout; political participation; 2010 midterm election


Published Online: 2011-01-10


Citation Information: The Forum. Volume 8, Issue 4, ISSN (Online) 1540-8884, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2202/1540-8884.1406, January 2011

Comments (0)

Please log in or register to comment.