The farther down the ballot an office is, the fewer the number of votes that will be cast for it. This is called “ballot fatigue. NC’s 2018 general election, the ballot is 2 pages long (the ones I have seen, anyway). It is common for people who go to the polls not to vote for every contested position or proposed initiative. The difference between how many people go to the polls and how many actually vote on a specific issue or candidate is called voter falloff. For example, if a million voters cast ballots for president, but only 200,000 are cast for supreme court justice, then the falloff is 800,000 or 80%. The level of falloff varies from race to race and issue to issue.
Deals for NOW members!
- Evans: The Women’s Wave Rocked the Vote!
- About NC’s Justice System with Retired Judge in Fayetteville on 11/13/18
- What’s Next With Constitutional Amendments in NC (2018)?
- Beware of Ballot Falloff/Ballot Fatigue—Important Choices at End!
- Kirkendale: Re-energized to Persist at the 2018 NC NOW Conference