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In politics, voter fatigue is the apathy that the electorate can experience under certain circumstances, one of which could be (in exceptional circumstances) that they are required to vote too often, or that they feel disengaged. Voter fatigue and voter apathy should be distinguished from what arises when voters are not allowed or unable to vote, or when disenfranchisement occurs, or voters are engaged generally but repelled by the options available.


Voter fatigue can be used as a criticism of the direct democracy system, in those specific situations in which voters are constantly asked to decide on policy via referenda (though it should be borne in mind that such situations may be practically rare) or an out-of-cycle recall election. The latter was seen in 2012 for instance, when the electorate of the American city of Sheboygan, Wisconsin had to vote two times out-of-cycle early in the year due to a mayoral recall primary and run-off election, and then an additional two times in mid-year due to the Wisconsin gubernatorial recall election. This was in addition to the usual winter primary and spring general election/presidential primary, and later fall primary and that year's United States presidential election, for a total of eight elections for the city in one year.

In the run-up to 2019 UK General Election, it was suggested by some media outlets that the electorate would be suffering from voter fatigue, and that this would impact on the result of the ballot and could also affect turnout.[1] For the UK electorate, this was the third General Election in little over 4 years, having seen one in 2015 and the snap election of 2017, either side of the 2016 EU Membership Referendum. In the event, the Conservatives' resounding victory was partly attributed to fatigue with the ongoing Brexit arrangements, which had been exacerbated by the 2017 result. Turnout in 2019 was only slightly down on that of 2017, suggesting that voter fatigue may not have played a significant role.[2]

However, proponents often counter that voter fatigue may be lessened by direct democracy as voters will feel their vote has more effect.

Voter fatigue can cause notoriously low voter turnout rates, and potentially more protest vote, and supposedly occurs for a variety of reasons:

  • voters are not interested in the issue.
  • voters are bothered by the inconvenience of physically voting.
  • voters feel their vote will not count / the election has "already been won" by one side.
  • voters feel that it is not worth their while to educate themselves as to the issues and hence their vote would not be worth making. This is related to the concept of rational ignorance.
  • voters have to vote for too many institutions (too often).

Amongst the methods that can be used to combat voter fatigue are:

See also

  • Donor fatigue, increased apathy about giving to charitable or humanitarian causes


  1. ^ correspondent, Kate Proctor Political (2019-10-26). "Voters' disillusionment renders expected election tough to call". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-12-17.
  2. ^ "What just happened in UK election - and what next?". 2019-12-13. Retrieved 2019-12-17.

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