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Trend shows fewer eligible Idahoans voting

The "Interstices" blog crunched some numbers and found that the Nov. 2 election marked the lowest turnout as a percentage of Idaho's voting age population in a gubernatorial election in the past 50 years.  That measure, as opposed to the percentage of registered voters who cast ballots, has long been declining, but in the last three gubernatorial elections was relatively stable. This time, Interstices found, fewer than 40 percent of eligible voters participated, down from more than 65 percent back in 1962. You can read the full post here, and more here.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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