It’s perfectly understandable that most Americans don’t bother to vote unless there’s an issue that concerns them deeply … or for president … or even governor and state offices. Those races usually draw decent voter turnout.
Last week’s local primary was an example of an election doomed to low voter turnout.
Three Wichita City Council seats are up for election, and this vote was simply to narrow the field to two candidates each, for the general election April second … which probably won’t attract many voters either.
About 4,200 citizens made it the polls in the Wichita primary last Tuesday.
The weather undoubtedly kept a few people away from the polls.
I don’t see a lot of interest in the city council right now. They’ve been holding the line on property taxes, and avoiding any goofiness over the United Nations and creeping socialism.
The natives are simply not restless.
Our thought for today is from George Bernard Shaw:
“Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.”