It's that time of year when life slows down a bit, people go on vacation and they study the voters' guide for the summer primary. What? An election in August? Yes, Aug. 6 to be exact. Because it's an off-year election with no presidential or gubernatorial candidates in the running, voter participation is predicted to be low.
Matt Barreto, an associate political science professor at the University of Washington, says the lack of interest could be caused by "voter fatigue."