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What is your argument for or against "Voter Apathy"?

What is "voter apathy"?

People should always vote, right?

If you do vote, can you affect a system of government, or if you don't vote, can that have a greater impact on a system of government?

Ye or Ne?

Topics: voter apathy
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  • Oct 11 2012: Hmmmm ... the idea of apathy, being applied to voting, is indeed, an interesting one, but, I have to agree with some of the views that have been posted on this thread, political corruption & deviation from that which is promised prior to election, upon election, would define, in my view, more than enough reason to be disillusioned & therefore unwilling to put a mark in a box, that has little effect on policy, once elections are over.

    It is a very shady arena, where money & influence, far outweigh the voting process, or, the apparent apathy of those, who can't write million dollar cheques to get policy amended to benefit themselves, their loved ones & their communities.

    The people are the only ones who can truly affect change for themselves, putting ticks in boxes just ain't the ticket !!!!!

    The other issue is the inevitable internet voting, that, would seem to be what the politicians now want. So, that will be the end of any kind of voting transparency, which, we now know to be minimal at best anyway .......

    I think it's simple, the masses are getting sick & tired of buying into systems that have proven to be corrupt & not in their best interests, who can blame people for not voting ... REALLY ... ???

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