Worcester’s less than optimistic civic engagement

Full and original article posted on Worcester Magazine

The Worcester Regional Research Bureau (WRRB) has issued its “Don’t Boo. Just Remember to Vote.” Civic Engagement in the City of Worcester report today and civic engagements levels are abysmal.

The report essentially highlights issues with the community’s level of civic engagement, pointing to low voter turnout, limited competition for local elected offices and poor levels of interest in serving on local boards. The overall takeaway from the report is that Worcester’s residents are largely disconnected from the city’s government.

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