This year we have we have many elective posts in Loudoun County that will be filled with candidates in opposition to each other for the countywide board of supervisors, for constitutional offices, for the school board, for the soil and water board, and for the general assembly.
These offices generally and specifically determine policy that intimately affects the lives of each and every person living in the County.
But many won’t vote.
Indeed, it is highly likely that non-voters will determine the election by failing to vote; the number of non-voters is so large, it’s often referred to as the party of non-voters.
One observer noted that maybe what we are losing among the non-voters are a disproportionate number of the uninformed and uneducated who wouldn’t vote intelligently anyhow.
That may sound harsh but there is data that those with more schooling and more income are much more likely to vote in any election.
Thomas Jefferson once said, “A nation that expects to be ignorant and free expects what never was and never will be.” Continue reading