Low voter turnout has been a topic of conversation for the last several election cycles. Since the 1960s, voter turnout during presidential elections has seen a steady decline – with the occasional uptick here and there. In the 2016 primary election cycle, voter turnout in most states was only 21 to 30 percent, and this was a record year for primary voter turnout!
At Lynches River Electric Cooperative, we want to see civic engagement in our rural communities increase. That’s why, as we recognize National Voter Registration Day on Sept. 22, we want to encourage all LREC members to register with your local election office (if you haven’t already) and participate in every election you can.
America’s electric cooperatives are doing their part by informing co-op staff and members through Coops Vote, a non-partisan campaign with one simple goal: increase voter turnout at the polls this November. By visiting vote.coop, you can learn about your candidates, access voter registration information and more.
We encourage you to visit vote.coop and take the pledge to learn more about the issues that impact us locally. Let’s work together to improve our communities by increasing voter turnout and changing our country, one vote at a time.