The economics of low voter turnouts

Sharon Wood (Business Maverick) writes about the economics of low voter turnouts and how, according to the 2019 Q1 South African Citizens Survey (SACS) data, South Africans are seemingly disassociating specific leaders from their respective parties.

Voter fallout, particularly among youth voters, pose significant political and economic challenges for the democratic systems in many countries. In South Africa, with the elections around the corner, millions of voters won’t be making their marks on ballot papers and thus their opinions around public policy choices will continue to be voiced in the form of disruptive protests rather than their voting preferences.

To read the full Business Maverick article, click here. 

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