Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Why We Vote
Because it’s the most fundamental way to participate in democracy. Because my parents brought me up that way. Because my predecessors fought and died so I could. Because if you don’t vote, you can’t complain later. Because I strongly support/oppose one of the candidates. It seems like there are as many reasons for voting as there are voters. This Election Day, after you vote (or before you go), tune in to State of Affairs for a look at what motivates people to vote, and what factors tend to keep people away from the polls. Watch the video to the right to see how people in the community answered the question, “Why do you vote?” – and call to tell us whether you voted, and why.
- ABC News: The Psychology of Voting
- Wikipedia: Voter Turnout
- Voting Patterns in America
- Why Americans Don’t Vote – And How That Might Change
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