What Would Get You To Participate in Local Government More?
There's usually low turnout at open town meetings or few candidates for representative ones.
Would you give up a Saturday in March to vote on your town's budget? How about a few nights a week for a month?
Open town meetings statewide typically draw a small percentage of the community's registered voters—a few hundred people at most. And many of them leave before the meeting ends.
Representative town meetings usually have few who run for open slots.
How can participation be improved? Tell us in the comments.