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Scott Murray @scott

Have any of you data journalists visualized election results in such a way that *includes* non-voters?

For example, 40% voted for x, 35% voted for y, 15% didn’t bother to vote, and 10% never even registered. Yay, x wins! 🙄

See thread: @freakazoid @ted

@scott @freakazoid besides what people have done, I'd love to hear ideas of what people thought could be done.

I think there is a huge opportunity to increase voter participation if done right.

@scott @freakazoid @ted and theirs another factor too. The unregistered citizens in a district vs. the registered but not voting

A great chart would have y-axis upper bound be population represented in the district, then stacked ghost bars would be registered voters in parties & stacked solid bars would show actual votes

I think turnout would be 100% if we could only vote up 1 candidate but could vote down as many as we want. Voicing displeasure removes a mandate

@gka @scott @freakazoid @ted interesting! Wonder if there could be a way to represent the non-voters in parliament. Maybe with non-politicians?

@scott I did a little thing for a local mayoral election here in Austria, showing the shares of the winner and runner up based on the eligible voters (came up as turnout was about/below 50 percent): (from left to right it shows eligible voters, turnout and votes for the leading candidates, the inner circle is the run-off-result)