I keep hearing how we need to get more people voting.
We make it easier and easier to register and vote. I would like to see fewer people voting.
I don’t want to deny anyone the right to vote. But individuals who need to be prodded and coaxed should not be voting.
These are the same individuals who will not put any effort into learning who or what they are voting for. Voting is a privilege and people should take the time and effort to learn about candidates and issues.
Many politicians would like to have an ignorant electorate that votes based on sound bites or, in some cases, outright lies. The uninformed voter allows this to go on.
The people and the propositions we vote on can have a lasting effects on us and our families for years to come. I would hope that those who will not take the time to inform themselves will continue not voting.
Numbers or percentages are not important, it is the quality of the vote.
Greg Wittenborn, Clovis