What Are Challenges Of Getting People To Vote In Off-Year Election?

Published: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 2:43pm
Updated: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 2:49pm

There’s a deadline next week to register to vote in a Phoenix election next month.

Yes, there’s another election on March 14 — it’s a run-off for the District 3 seat on the City Council between Chris DeRose and Debra Stark.

This of course follows the 2016 presidential election, which featured a host of other races, not to mention the August primary, the May vote on education funding in Proposition 123, and the March Presidential Preference Election.

Off-year elections typically struggle to draw voters — so will this year’s be any different?

Alberto Olivas is the executive director of the Congressman Ed Pastor Center for Politics and Public Service at ASU.

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