Democracy deficit grows between voters and a process they don't value

Corruption and an erosion of trust are cutting into the electorate's interest in elections — but the ballot box is not the only site of engagement in society

31 October 2021 - 00:00 By Imraan Buccus

About 65% of the electorate have registered to vote, but that figure is significantly lower than the number of people who were registered voters at the time of the 2016 local government elections. We also know that confidence in political parties is in steep decline, and that many former voters have told researchers that they will not vote in Monday’s election...

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