With Super Tuesday approaching, media attention increasingly turns to the importance of the presidential primaries in determining party platforms and the public popularity of standing candidates. Comparatively, the congressional primaries generate less attention but are also explanatory of party politics and election outcomes. How are the 2016 primaries different from those of the recent past and is this primary season historically distinctive? What will voter turnout look like for these elections and what will it tell us about civic engagement?
On February 26, the Center for Effective Public Management at Brookings hosted a forum on the presidential and congressional primary process and voter turnout in primary elections. A panel of experts discussed the historical significance of the 2016 primaries and how they could impact the general election, political polarization, and governance.
2016 presidential and congressional primaries
10:00 am - 11:00 am
On February 26, the Center for Effective Public Management hosted a forum on the presidential and congressional primary process and voter turnout in primary elections.