Something got stuck inside of me, years ago, on learning that neither of my sons was registered to vote. I began to wonder…
azwaldo and sons, 2011
How can you help someone else appreciate the need to participate in democracy, to see it as a duty of citizenship?
Consider the overall trend in voter turnout over the last few decades. If we leave the discussion to someone else, we get the policies that they want.
Reported Voting Rates, 1964 to 2008
From the U.S. Census Bureau
- 1. Encourage
- The main goal is to encourage eligable voters, to increase voter participation. To this end, a variety of tactics are being considered. (Got 2¢ to add?)
- 2. Engage
- The primary goal as a campaign is to engage others in the project, urging them to reach out to their family and friends. To this end, a challenge is designed to prompt site visitors to jump onboard.
- 3. Inform
- Meanwhile, the implied goal is education (for myself as well as anyone else); To this end, a basic voter-info package is needed. The “Resources” page (link in nav bar) will provide a growing set of links with descriptions to help voters find information.