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Why is election turnout so low?

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In the last two general elections, only about 60% of registered voters have actually gone to the polling booth, a significant decline from the typical post-war turnout of around 75%.

Andrew Russell a senior lecturer of politics from Manchester University discusses the reasons why people are not voting.

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