Yes, it’s Election Day. The best part about election day isn’t that we get to vote, it means the end of annoying tv, radio, and newspaper political ads. Those suckers are truly too much to stomach. I can’t tell you how thankful I am we have TiVo during the past month. I would purposely watch national tv stations such as ESPN or E! to avoid local political ads or skip all the ads using TiVo.
However, I’m thrilled to vote and actually look forward to elections. It’s a great way to get involved and feel like a part of the solution or process. I know some may disagree with me about the solution bit. They say a good election turnout is around 50-60% of registered voters. How is that good? I know I have a decent readership on this blog so I must pose this question and refrain from passing as much judgement as possible. To those of you who do not vote (or don’t plan on voting today), can you please tell me why? I honestly want to figure out why turnout numbers in this country are so low.
Is it because you just relocated? Maybe you didn’t mail in your absentee ballot? Is it a fear of jury duty? Perhaps you feel disenfranchised with the whole process? Is the two party system not to your liking? Maybe you don’t know the issues and figure it’s not worth your time to vote?
Whatever the reason, I want to hear it. Like I said, I will do my best to not pass judgement. I may have some questions for you, but I want to remain as objective about this topic as possible. So hit me with your best shot.