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Voter Apathy Reigns

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Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 8:27 am

If the voter apathy continues in its downward slide in local elections, the day may not be too far removed that less than 10 percent of the registered voters will elect mayors, council and school board members and a host of other local officials of taxing entities in our county.

In last week’s election, only about 13 percent of the registered voters in Franklin County bothered to vote. That’s embarrassing. It’s a slap in the face to democracy. It’s rejection of a citizen’s civic duty. It’s disgraceful.

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