Election Day: Would More Vote If They Had The Day Off?

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Even with both Republican and Democratic parties bragging about their ground game, Americans will likely hit Nov. 7 knowing at least one number: just 50 to 60 percent of the voting age population will have cast ballots.

There are many reasons for this. For people in non-swing states, their presidential choice doesn't matter. Others don't know enough about the election to vote. Others know enough but don't like the choices. Others just don't care. And some people can't get to the polls for logistical reasons (which could become more of an issue in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy) or various conflicts.