OMT One Man's Trash...from Norman Leahy

Tuesday, October 04, 2005 :::

Lack of Voter Interest

Tyler Whitley writes in the TD that there's not a lot of interest in this year's elections:

With only a week until the deadline for registering to vote in the election, election officials say a handful of people are trickling into their offices to sign up to vote. Another sign of a lack of enthusiasm is the small number of absentee-ballot applications.

This should come as little surprise, considering we're just coming off the presidential contest and the massive voter registration drives that went along with it. And as Bob Holsworth says later in the article, there's no compelling issue in this year's contest.

A double-edged sword if there ever was one. Put a compelling issue out there - no parole, no car tax -- and Holsworth (and others) would bemoan the fact that politics had been reduced to slogans. But the lack of energy is palpable.

::: posted by Norman Leahy at 10/04/2005 1 comments


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