Political Capital

People in a community with high political capital have the collective ability to find their own voice and to engage in actions that contribute to the well-being of their community. Having people’s voices heard begins by simply exercising their voting rights. Voting offers people the means to elect representatives and to influence policy to best meet their needs and those of their families and communities. High voter turnout rates indicate engagement in the democratic process, while low voter rates indicate community apathy and disengagement. Go to http://www.ndcompass.org/community-building/key-measures.php?km=politicalcapital#0-9682-g to find this and other graphics.

Source: ND Secretary of State