Low turnout in elections is a serious threat to democracy. One reason lies in the fact that voters do not abstain at random. Loads of factors and ideological orientation contribute to the cause of this voter apathy. Another reason is that those who vote do not have significant consequences for elected and public policies. Whichever tendencies or voting behavior voters are disposed to or embraced directly or indirectly reflects the type of leaders elected.

In Nigeria, these influences on voting behavior can best be understood through proper scrutiny on the formation of attitude, beliefs, schema, knowledge structures, and the practice of information processing, which is the basis for this study.

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Last modified: June 25, 2021