Goal 7 - Desired Condition 43 - Residents actively participate in civic and public affairs.
Traffic Light Scorecard"Residents actively partipate in civic and public affairs"
PICTURE IS IMPROVING
Based on the Following criteria:
The local trend is mixed. While turnout for national elections is high, the turnout for city elections has been getting worse. The volunteer rate is generally positive, improving at the City level with a very high rate, but when measured and compared at the MSA level, not as high. There are many opportunities for volunteerism in Albuquerque, which has over 3,000 not-for-profit organizations.
Albuquerque (Bernalillo County) voting age turnout (VAP) is high in elections with federal or gubernatorial races, exceeding the national and state VAP rates and most all of our neighboring states in every election (except Colorado). Comparative data on volunteerism is available at the MSA level and while our rate is higher than the national rate, it is lower than the Austin, Salt Lake City, Oklahoma City, and Denver MSAs.
In 2007, relative to other conditions in Goal 7, this condition was not rated as high in importance, nor did residents think that much progress had been achieved.
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