Did a Quarter of NYC Voters Neglect to Flip Over Their Ballot?

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Top Democrats in New Jersey introduced The Democracy Act in Trenton on June 15, 2015 to boost voter turnout.

Many voters say they forgot to flip the ballot over in Tuesday's election and vote on the referenda questions on the back. According to a WNYC analysis of the Associated Press election results, 25 percent of voters didn't answer any of the questions.

Many voters interviewed on election day said they forgot about the questions and that poll workers didn't remind them. Election watchers suspect the small font could have deterred others from reading the questions.

The chart below shows the decreasing number of voters who answered the ballot questions.

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Voting results city wide:

Mayoral race total: 1,026,168

Question 1: 756,250

Question 2: 684,753

Question 3: 622,680

Question 4: 619,482

Question 5: 616,352

Question 6: 649163