Every Friday the Herald Journal here in Logan does a feature called “My two cents worth.” The idea is to get an idea of what the “person on the street” says about issues today. Since there was a primary for city council seats on Tuesday (I guess Joe Needham is going to need some help in order to overcome Jay Monson now), this week’s timely topic was voting: “What would it take to get you to vote?”
I vote because I am passionate about politics, and I believe it is my civic duty. When I was 18, I went down and registered to vote. Then I bought my first lotto ticket. It doesn’t take anything to get me to vote. But here are two of the genius responses for the “person on the street”:
- “Maybe if it wasn’t in the winter.”
- “…Incentives such as popcorn would help.”
The chance to affect life at the local level, to participate in democracy? Not enough. But give me some popcorn and I’ll show?
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