Upper Left Coast

Thoughts on politics, faith, sports and other random topics from a red state sympathizer in indigo-blue Portland, Oregon.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Quote of the Day: Tim Hibbits on voting

From KATU's website, Portland's premier pollster is asked his opinion on how to improve voter turnout. Here's part of his answer, which I love:
I see that Arizona is toying with the idea of giving everyone who votes a lottery ticket. What an embarrassment. If we have to induce people to vote by offering them a chance to win money, then I think we are in even deeper trouble than I thought.

2 Comments:

  • At 8/17/2006 12:24 PM, Blogger jeff said…

    I thought that that was what voting Democrat was - "a chance to win (other peoples) money."

     
  • At 8/20/2006 10:14 PM, Anonymous Lois said…

    I recently read a biography of Sarah Edwards, wife of Jonathan Edwards -- America's greatest theologian. While we were still a British colony, self government in each village was vital.


    It was noted in this book that low turn out at the town meetings caused several villages to begin fining local families for not attending and participating in the annual election of town officials.

    Seems that voter apathy is a part of the human condition rather than a modern problem.

     

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