Voter burnout during and after election

Posted at 7:51 PM, Oct 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-31 19:56:58-04

We're just days from Election Day. It's a time many are looking forward to. Many voters agree the campaign season is wearing on them.

Political experts argue voter anxiety is due to both candidates being so polarizing and constantly attacking each other.

Mental Health experts believe allegations of sexual misconduct against Donald Trump and corruption for Hillary Clinton has made things worse.

"Outside of this year I haven't had anybody express concern."

Dr. Kristin Tolbert, a local forensic psychologist, says for the first time she's had to talk to clients about the election and it's impact on them mentally.

"My concern is it feels like it's never going to end," said Tolbert.

Tolbert fears people may feel a sense of hopelessness no matter who wins the election.

"It can lead to people to maybe in the best case become apathetic and withdrawal from politics, but in the worst case have ongoing mental health issues," she said.

Tolbert advises people to focus on positives, and stay away from anything election related.