Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.)

Prof. Dr. Robert Vehrkamp, Christina Tillmann, Emilie Reichmann, Dr. Niklas Im WInkel

EINWURF 1-2 / 2016

Modernizing the Vote – 8-Point Plan to Raise Voter Turnout

  • 2016 (PDF)
  • Free of charge

Voter turnout in Germany is decreasing and no longer socially representative. However, the majority of non-voters can still be approached and mobilized. There isn’t any simple, fail-safe solution for doing this. But by addressing the core issues of who votes, how we vote and according to which rules we vote, the following eight proposals provide an outline of how voter turnout could be raised anew. Here, the main focus lies on incentives and instruments for mobilizing non-voters, a more modern organization of elections and a more transparent election law.