Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Election Day 2010 and Vote 2010

Oregon Voters' Pamphlet, May 2008 Primary elec...Image via Wikipedia
Well the election day and voting day both are near for the US citizens again and I was interested in learning how they go about learning online about whether they can vote or not or access information regarding their voting eligibility. I read an interesting article by Seth Godin titled Voting, Misunderstood here that pointed out that about only 40% of eligible voters will be voting possibly because campaigners are discouraging voters to negative advertising. Well that's an interesting observation as he says:

"Political TV advertising is designed to do only one thing: suppress the turnout of the opponent's supporters. If the TV ads can turn you off enough not to vote ("they're all bums") then their strategy has succeeded."

But I liked what he says in end that

“Even if you’re disgusted, vote. Vote for your least unfavorite choice. But go vote!”

That would be definitely for the citizens of any country because not using your right to vote is an acceptance that you may not hold value in your society that you don't wish to improve through the power to vote!!!

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