Archive for Wednesday, November 6, 2002

Voters cast ballots, one way or the other

November 6, 2002

Yesterday in Leavenworth County, approximately one-third of registered voters went to the polls. That means a majority, or about two-thirds chose not to vote. Those figures don't take into account the number of citizens who are not registered to vote. Perhaps they, like the registered voters who failed to vote are satisfied with the status quo.

Complancency is defined as a feeling of contentment or self-satisfaction, especially when coupled with an unawareness of danger or trouble.

When two-thirds of eligible voters abrogate their right to participate in an election, they are casting a strong absentee ballott.

The majority should rule by action, not inaction. Voter registration, participation in all sizes of government and a renewed acuity in the political arena are a must. Not to mention the trip to the polls.

Today begins the next election.

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