In the study on Non-Voters in Hungary the political research institute Policy Solutions, in collaboration with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, undertook to find out who in Hungary today regularly fails to participate in elections and what the underlying reasons are for this group’s withdrawal from politics.
Over the past 23 years some 2.4 - 3.2 million voters have regularly failed to cast a ballot. About a quarter of the electorate, that is some 2 million citizens are passive citizens who consistently do not vote, that is they never vote.
The study investigates the social and geographical background of non-voters, and makes proposals for increasing voter turnout.
The english summary of the study can be downloaded from here.
Policy Solutions is a progressive political research institute based in Budapest. It was founded in 2008 and it is committed to the values of liberal democracy, solidarity, equal opportunity and European integration. The focus of Policy Solutions’ work is on understanding political processes in Hungary and the European Union. Among the pre-eminent areas of our research are the investigation of how the quality of democracy evolves, the analysis of factors driving euroscepticism, populism and the far-right, and election research.
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