Tuesday, November 07, 2006

never voted

I met a woman in her late fifties who has never voted. She was born in the U.S., lived here all her life, and still has never registered to vote. Since I went into the voting booth as a kid with my parents, it's hard for me to imagine her fear of it.

Her main excuse is that she doesn't want to be the fool who casts a vote for something/someone she doesn't know about. When I told her that she can leave some of them blank, she was much relieved. Though it's too late this time around, I hope that she eventually decides to register for the next election.

4 Comments:

Blogger James said...

My uncle voted for the first time in his life. He's in his mid-70's.

9:35 PM  
Blogger Johnny Menace said...

what if she dies?

12:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This logic defeats me.

2:50 AM  
Blogger Balloon Pirate said...

At least she has an unreasonable fear. That. to me, is a better reason for not voting than just not caring.

That's the attitude I find truly baffling.

Yeharr

10:41 AM  

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