Planet Princeton: Candidate database aims to boost ‘good government’ and voter turnout in New Jersey

Planet Princeton: Candidate database aims to boost ‘good government’ and voter turnout in New Jersey. “Voter turnout has been historically low in New Jersey in recent years and hit its lowest level in 2015, when only 20.8 percent of registered voters showed up to the polls. But a grassroots group called the Good Government Coalition of New Jersey (GGCNJ), hopes to change that by making candidate information more accessible to citizens. The coalition unveiled a new election information website at an Oct. 19 press conference at the New Jersey Statehouse. The group is creating candidate profiles by sending questionnaires to local and state officials seeking answers about stances on issues that might not be reported on anywhere else on the internet.”

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