Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Rational Voting

In his newsletter today, Jeff Myers excerpts a USA Today article from a couple years quoting students and their reasons for not voting:

Preston, University of North Carolina: "It's not rational for me to spend my time voting. It's not going to make a difference."

Mike, University of Michigan: "I'm busy. I'm a college student; I don't have the time. One day I'll do my own research and be knowledgeable enough."

Cheryl, New York University: "I guess I didn't want to go to my elementary school to vote. I don't know, it sounded kind of intimidating--going into a booth and pressing buttons. I don't even know when I can vote. Is it the first week of September?"

Albert, New York University: "I don't care enough to care about why I don't care."

Michael, Former voter registration coordinator: "It's not that I don't care. It's just that I've got more things to worry about, like myself."

I, for one, will not be among the non-voters next week!

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