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From my latest at the Civic Commons:

I am so radical about voting that I don’t even have a problem with mandatory (also called compulsory) voting. This isn’t new for me and I’m familiar with the arguments about why, in a so-called free society, we wouldn’t mandate voting. But we incentivize so many other activities with rewards and punishments. Why not voting and why not to the extent that we could actually get national voter turnout rates closer to at least 75% (look at this history of voter turnout rates in presidential elections – even 2008 was not even 58%!).

Please not only read it, but GO VOTE. Starting this Tuesday, October 2, you can VOTE. So do it.

And if you haven’t kept up with my work at the Commons, you can catch up here.

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By Jill Miller Zimon at 6:44 pm September 30th, 2012 in democracy, Ohio, Voting 


One Response to “Only Way to Make Vote Not Matter? Failing to Use It”

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