Getting Out the Local Election Vote in Ferguson and Beyond

Get-out-the-vote activists going door to door in Ferguson to encourage participation in the local election there are hearing a frustrating response: “We only vote in the Presidential election. That’s the election that matters the most.” And don’t think just black voters think this. MOST voters think this! The amount of money it would take to educate citizens about the connection between their bad government and skipping the non-Presidential elections would be massive.

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