Age, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and declining voter turnout in Auckland’s local elections
Source:Auckland Council / Election Services Ltd
Voter turnout in Auckland's triennial local elections has steadily declined.
In 2013, Auckland turnout fell from 51% to 36% (national average = 41.3%)
This report aims to answer four research questions:
- Why are younger Aucklanders less likely to vote?
- Why are less-educated Aucklanders less likely to vote?
- Why are Asian Aucklanders less likely to vote?
- What are the theoretical and practical implications of these findings?