I got an email (didn't read it very carefully) that made it sound like a vote was worth $7. I guess an hour at minimum wage might be about right. I'm not asking what it would cost for you to vote for any particular candidate, just what amount would be sure to motivate you to get to the polls and cast a vote for someone?
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My employer has never paid me to vote. :(
But essentially you are saying your current hourly wage * 2 is a fair price then?
Not necessarily, but I thought there were laws protecting your right to vote. If you are scheduled to work on voting day, your boss has to let you go vote, but to pay you as scheduled. Someone might need to confirm this though.
Also interesting - but everyone gets (or loses) that whether they vote or not. If we had 100% turnout, do you think it would help 3rd party candidates at all? What if they paid us $20 to go vote instead of allowing candidates to advertise?
Interesting way to look at it, but then everyone gets "paid" whether they vote or not. I'm really thinking more of the time spent by a particular individual to go, stand in line, mark their ballot, and come back.
Lots of people don't manage to do that civic duty - more than half if I remember the stats right. So why is it wrong to ask what would get more people to show up a the polls?
When their last freedom and liberty is snatched out from underneath them then ask me that same question.
Makes me think of... wasn't it Iraq that gave people cool glow-in-the-dark thumbprints for voting? I'm wondering what kind of gift would get a 100% turnout in November.
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