Reports show that 90 million eligible American voters have decided to withhold their ballots in the 57th US presidential election.
Fresh reports show that 90 million eligible American voters have decided to withhold their ballots in the 57th US presidential election.
Monday reports showed that out of 207 million eligible voters in the US, only 150 million have registered to take part in the election.
A Gallup poll of 6,520 US-based registered voters from October 15 to 28 has also showed that electoral participation in this year’s election is expected to be lower than the turnout in the two previous elections.
The poll predicted a voter turnout of 83 percent, down from 86 percent in 2008 and 89 percent in 2004.
The percentage of the voter turnout for the previous elections were produced by the Federal Election Commission.
The Gallup survey also indicated that Hurricane Sandy can affect the election and the turnout as some voters might not be able to attend the polls. It also said that the news coverage of the superstorm has overshadowed the electoral campaigns of President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney, shifting voters’ attention away from the election.
The polling stations are set to be opened on Tuesday, November 06, 2012.