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It's Hard To Turn Out Voters If They Don't Know When To Vote

There’s an interesting question buried in the Suffolk University poll out Thursday on the Senate race.

Question No. 28 asks the voters interviewed to tell them when the special election is.  And guess what?  Only 7 percent of the Democrats polled got it right — Dec. 8.

Five percent of the people named another day in December and 15 percent knew the primary was sometime in the month of December, but couldn’t name a date.  What’s most disturbing is that 40 percent couldn’t decide when voting day is.

It looks like there’s a lot more that voters need to learn about in this election — and it’s not just about the candidates.

This program aired on November 12, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

Monica Brady-Myerov Twitter Reporter
Monica Brady-Myerov was formerly a report in WBUR's newsroom.

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