Politi­cians to blame for voter ap­a­thy

Jamaica Gleaner - - OPINION&COMMENTARY -

THE EDI­TOR, Sir: I AM not sur­prised with how the lo­cal gov­ern­ment elec­tions turned out. One fac­tor was the lim­ited op­tions to choose from and again for the lack of vot­ers.

Con­fi­dence in the par­ties and their style of pol­i­tics is wan­ing among Ja­maican vot­ers, es­pe­cially within the youth ma­jor­ity. The ap­a­thy and non-par­tic­i­pa­tion are tes­ta­ment of the youth want­ing much more from the elected but high-and-mighty of­fi­cials, who after the elec­tions feel they’ve put them­selves in the po­si­tion. On Mon­day, I wit­nessed peo­ple go­ing about their nor­mal business with not a care in the world and even look­ing sur­prised at the sight of the polling divi­sion on Molynes Road.


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