Making decisions for non-voters
Ann Weiss made a very convincing plea on why we should all register and vote. She is correct that “Democracy is not a spectator sport” (Sept. 30 op-ed).
In Stamford in 2017, only about 27 percent of those registered cast a vote. As a result, each voter made 15 election decisions for any nonvoting registered citizens and those eligible to but don’t want to be bothered to register to participate in all those dirty politics.
Makes us voters more powerful. The lazy and indifferent are so fortunate that those interested in keeping democracy alive make decisions for them.
Connecticut has ancient laws such as no early voting which encourage such attitudes. Never mind that people may have problems that prevents them for voting on Election Day. Though, it did pull itself into the 21st century by allowing online voter registration. Thank goodness for the DMV wheels to make registration roll along. Maybe when citizens turn 18, they could be automatically registered. Maybe voting by mail. So many modern possibilities!