Voter Apathy

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Voter Apathy The United States might regard itself as the symbol of democracy around the world, but its citizens are hardly model voters. America has among the lowest voter turnout of any democracy in the world based on participation in presidential and mid-term elections. Over the past few decades, the percentage of eligible Americans who vote has declined by twenty percent in both presidential and off-year elections. It is the largest and longest decline in …

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…increasing voter participation is via the internet, a medium which coincidentally attracts a large number of young, politically disillusioned males. In the end, voting is a religious act. Each citizen of the United States must come to believe that –despite the thousands of elections that are not decided by one vote—his or her vote does make a difference. It is the faith in the political voting system that needs to be restored. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography**