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How uninformed voters make decisions at the ballot box




Voters cast their ballots in the McDonald's Playroom in Hollywood on November 6th, 2012.
Voters cast their ballots in the McDonald's Playroom in Hollywood on November 6th, 2012.
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When it comes to who we vote for to represent us, we all face some limitations. Most of us work long hours, raising kids and doing all the little things that make up a normal day. 

Around Election Day, you're expected to keep the hectic schedule going and be up every ballot measure, congressional race and figure out who should be the next president? Good luck.

A new study shows many voters show up to the ballot box under-informed, which might not be that surprising. But you might be surprised at how the make their decisions. 

Joining us to explain is UC San Diego Professor Seth Hill, co-author of the study published in the American Political Study Review.