Is there enough motivation to vote?
PR dla Zagranicy
Voter turnout may still be low for the 26 October general election
The Polish government has worked with non-governmental organizations to increase the voter turnout rate both within the country and among Poles abroad.
Poland's lower house of parliament. Photo: PAP/Marcin Obara
But are these elections motivation enough for Poles to elect their representatives?
Experts believe the stagnant turnout rate may be partly due the communist legacy here in Central and Eastern Europe.
“In Poland and in other countries, in Central and Eastern Europe, it’s partly a legacy of communism,” Ben Stanley, a lecturer at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw said.
“You have a lot of people who took the first opportunity they could to disconnect themselves from having anything to do with politics.”