voting, France, U.S., Election Day
Voter turnout in the U.S. has lagged behind other developed democracies for decades. Exactly what causes this discrepancy has been an issue of debate. Ironically, "voters [in the United States] are more politically aware and involved than citizens in any other democracy, yet the levels of voter turnout are consistently far below the democratic average" (Powell 1986, 17).
Bradfield, Caitlyn and Johnson, Paul
"The Effect of Making Election Day a Holiday: An Original Survey and a Case Study of French Presidential Elections Applied to the U.S. Voting System,"
Sigma: Journal of Political and International Studies: Vol. 34
, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sigma/vol34/iss1/4