"`First, I would like to examine the voter turnout for the recently finished LJ advisory board elections. 35460 accounts cast votes in the Russian and English polls combined. At this current time, according to stats.bml, there are 1789025 active accounts, 956685 accounts that have been updated in the last 30 days, and 545102 accounts updated in the last 7 days. So out of all active accounts, only 1.98% voted; 3.71% or 6.51% voted out of the accounts updated in the last 30 or 7 days, respectively. I think the 7 days number is most interesting, because those are the users who used LiveJournal during the period when the polls were open. To look at this another way, 93.5% of the accounts that bothered to update didn't bother to vote."