Reasons for not voting in the U.S. midterm election 2018

This statistic shows the leading reasons for not voting in the 2018 U.S. midterm election. In November 2018, 3.1 percent of non-voters said that they did not vote in the midterm election because of registration problems.

Reasons for not voting in the 2018 U.S. midterm election

Reasons for not voting
Illness or disability12.8%
Out of town9.2%
Forgot to vote5.6%
Not interested15.5%
Too busy, conflicting schedule26.9%
Transportation problems2.9%
Did not like candidates or campaign issues5.4%
Registration problems3.1%
Bad weather conditions0.6%
Inconvenient polling place3.3%
Other reason11.8%
Don't know or refused3%
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Source

Release date

April 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

November 2018

Number of respondents

29,089,000 non-voters

Age group

18 years and older

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