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Why do some people refuse to vote in local, state or national elections?

  1. profile image54
    Glenn Reedusposted 3 years ago

    Why do some people refuse to vote in local, state or national elections?

    The number of candidates seem to increase while simultaneously the number of voters drops

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    JThomp42posted 3 years ago

    I think it to be out of frustration. They come to a point where there is really no one that they would vote for.. so they just do not bother. I have to admit myself.. I did not vote in the last Presidential election. I was simply concerned about both candidates. Do we want to go from bad to worse is what I was thinking. I was actually shocked that Obama won re-election.

    1. profile image54
      Glenn Reedusposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanx J!!
      What about local elections, do you participate??

    2. profile image0
      JThomp42posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yes sir.

  3. Snøwman profile image60
    Snøwmanposted 3 years ago

    Just off the top of my head.

    Some people don't care about politics.
    They think their one vote is too small to make a difference
    They believe the voting system is rigged and their vote won't count or will only do harm.
    They don't like any of the candidates.

  4. Express10 profile image88
    Express10posted 3 years ago

    Time and again what I hear is that they are simply choosing the lesser of the evils. In too many elections (whatever level of government) they are totally right.

    1. profile image54
      Glenn Reedusposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      And they don't want to change that by running themselves??

    2. Express10 profile image88
      Express10posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      You may know that there are people love to complain but are too lazy to DO anything or offer a solution.

  5. junkseller profile image85
    junksellerposted 3 years ago

    Laziness, ignorance, apathy? Who knows, but I always kind of chuckle when people complain about their politicians but don't vote and don't really know much about them. I agree it sucks sometimes what choices are available, but there usually are ballot issues and there usually are third party candidates one could support in the hopes that it will encourage breaking the two-party stranglehold.

    Here we just had a primary last week. Took about 10 minutes out of my day to go vote. Total turnout was about 15% of eligible voters. One issue, a library millage, passed 2,300 to 2,100. It is pretty amazing to think that 200 votes is all it took and I started thinking about how if anyone could patch together just 2,000 votes or so, you could get anything passed.

    Democracy can't survive without informed, engaged citizens. We are proving that to be true.

    1. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      +1,000,000,000,000,000,000!

 
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