Local Democracy

Initiator: Courtney Schaff
Conversation Participants: Cortnee Jensen, Karen Stoker, Levi Bachmeier
Discussion Report: 

Polarization of political parties reduces participation

IAT: Implicit Association Test

  • determines biases between political party affiliations

How to measure people who want to vote, but don’t support either candidate, but vote anyways because they want their voices to be heard? 

Barriers to voting (eligable voters who choose not to vote) 

  • Apathy
  • Exit polling