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Election season is officially upon us: Early voting for the state and federal primaries and county general election begins today and will continue until Saturday, August 2.
Voter turnout in state primary elections is typically much lower than in general elections. Take 2012 for example. Voter turnout for the primary reached just 18.6 percent. In contrast, voter turnout for the general election reached 62 percent.
We think voting is so important that we are asking our advocates to join us in Pledging To Vote this election season. We believe this is an important way to build awareness about one of our key responsibilities as American citizens.