It isn’t that people don’t have time to go to the polls, it’s that they (er, I mean “we”) aren’t spending the time to be informed enough to prefer one candidate over the rest. … By not showing up, people are essentially “voting” to defer to that 40% of people who vote. That is an informed-enough decision based on past experience that that has turned out ok.
As for online voting, I think that notion is probably far too simplistic. Taking the same old practice of voting and simply putting it online isn’t going to be any more successful than putting the same old newspapers online.” —My comment last week at Cool Blog Name to Come | Blogs | London Free Press