Voting is the most important fundamental right, the most important civic duty citizens have
In the scandal-ridden city of Bell, barely a third of voters recently
turned out at the polls to throw out the officials who allegedly looted
That was nearly three times the percentage that
cast ballots in the March 8 Los Angeles municipal election, in which six
City Council members were returned to office despite widespread
discontent over closed libraries, parks and fire stations, soaring
utility rates and a worsening budget crisis.
Only 14.3% of
registered voters could bother to participate in Burbank’s recent
primary election and the turnout will surely be lower for the runoff
between Emily Gable-Luddy and Bob Frutos on April 12.
Glendale turnout rarely goes much above 20% and that is likely what will occur at the city elections on April 5.
in presidential elections, one in five of those registered in
California doesn’t vote, and one in four eligible voters don’t even care
enough to register.
The right to vote and choose our leaders –
something oppressed people across the Arab world are putting their lives
on the line to get — is taken for granted here in the land of the free
and the home of the brave.
It makes you wonder what would happen if they held an election and no one came.
Or better yet, what if they held an election and everyone came out and voted because it was compulsory?
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