Election Day is right around the corner! We all know how important it is to vote. But were you aware that the United States trails most other developed countries when it comes to voter turnout in Presidential elections?
A report from Pew Research Center (a non-partisan think tank) shows that the US ranks 31st out of of 35 highly developed countries when it comes to voting.
From Pew Research Center
Some of this is due to the fact that citizens in the US are not automatically registered to vote, as they are in some other countries. And, of course, some people who live in the US are not eligible to vote. However, even when voting-ineligible people are taken into account, only about 58% of people voted in the 2012 Presidential election, para. 8).