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Rampant Apathy!

Last Tuesday, I had the honor once again to serve as an election judge in the county in which I reside. The precinct, to which I was assigned,  had 690 registered voters. The poll doors were open from 6 am until 7 pm, we were required to be there from 5:15 am until 7:45 pm. The election itself was for several local village trustees and two school board referendums. The referendums themselves totaled bond issuance of $73 million dollars! Wow, that’s a lot of money. You would think that voters would be knocking at the poll doors on their way to work at 6 am and jamming the voting booths all day long. Well, let me tell you, nobody was there at 6 am and only 185 people in total voted that day out of 690 eligible voters. 5 of those people were election judges that were there. That means only 180 people thought enough of the process to get out of their easy chairs and vote. They were allowing their taxes to be increased because of the bond issues. They were allowing 3 trustees to be elected who will spend their tax money without giving voice to their choice. What a sad state. What rampant apathy. How completely asinine not to participate in one of our greatest freedoms, the freedom to vote our minds without question.

Those that did not vote, will, when their taxes are raised or something is allowed to be built in the village or a large purchase is made, be the first and the loudest complainers.  I believe that they have no voice in complaint as they had no voice in election.

26% of the registered voters took advantage of this right to vote.

Rampant Apathy!



April 20, 2007 - Posted by | America, Voting

1 Comment »

  1. It is a sad thing indeed.
    The right to vote is so critical a thing, and still people trivialize it, and even act as though it is an “inconvenience”!
    This is the very thing that sets our nation apart from others!
    Come one, People….You have this right, It is something that should not be taken for granted!!!!

    Comment by Kittymom | April 20, 2007 | Reply

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