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Big Election Day

Tuesday, November 4th 2008 by Pat

This election may be shaping up to be an exception but voter turnout for presidential elections typically hovers around 50%-60%. People have fought and died for the right to vote… so why is turnout so low? Probably because the options are limited.

The choices are so whittled down by the time the election comes around that we’re stuck voting for one of two platforms that may not even reflect a candidate’s true opinion.

This year we’ll probably see a spike in turnout because both the Republican and Democrat tickets are more dynamic than in the past. They’re reaching people who have never cared or felt represented before. Both sides are also doing their part to scare the crap out of people, a tactic which seems to be a good motivator in getting people to the ballot box.

However the election unfolds, Alaska is going to be left reeling.

One Response to “Big Election Day”

  1. bfadds says:

    I’m keeping a live journal of my election day on Long Island. So far I’ve bumped into costumed politicans, girthy poll officers, and a free cup of coffee.