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EINWURF 3/2016 EN - Ballots Mailed, Turnout Boosted

Ballots Mailed, Turnout Boosted

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Low and socially divided turnout harms Germany´s Democracy. To vote by mail - the only flexible way to cast one´s Ballot - citizens still have to apply before each election. If this hurdle were removed, voter turnout could go back up.

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