Denise Petet replied to the topic Would weekend elections help voter turnout? in the forum Communications, Citizen Engagement, Customer Service 8 years ago
As silly as it sounds…what if elections ran two days? friday and Saturday? Give both crowds the ability to get out.
That said…I know this November my vote for president will largely be a waste. I lean democrat and I live in a strongly republican state…and thanks to the electoral college my vote is meaningless. And I think a lot of people feel that way. Our election system is so messed up and corrupt that you feel ‘why bother’.
For the past several years most elections have been a ‘choice’ between bad and worse.
Simplify the electoral system and give voters back their power. Maybe then they’ll feel like it’s worth getting out.
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