Monday, 17 September 2007

Voter Apathy Can Be Good!

Not every issue inspires a vote. Some issues will be of little concern to many people who will likely abstain from voting. But this isn't bad because the people that the issue really effects will have an amplified effect on the referendum results - their votes will be more powerful.

For example a vote on education may be irrelevant to single adults and pensioners who may not vote (their choice), giving more voting power to teachers and adults with children, who the policy directly effects.

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