Event Title

Voter Apathy in America: The Current State of Voting in America

Location

Old Dominion University, Learning Commons at Perry Library, Room 1310

Start Date

8-4-2017 3:20 PM

End Date

8-4-2017 3:40 PM

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Voting is a vital part of the culture and history of America, but it can be thwarted by voter apathy, which is a lack of caring or interest in an election. Historical and political events have shaped people’s view on voting and can definitely determine whether or not they vote. Some people are apathetic about voting because of their dislike for the candidates who are running for office. Every group of people has its own cultural reasoning behind voter apathy. Race is a big issue in this country and has been ever since its formation and definitely impacts the thinking of voters. There are many different theories about voting in this country. Some individuals think like Emma Goldman who said, “If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.” Then there are people like President Lyndon B. Johnson who believed that “a man without a vote is a man without protection.”

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Voter Apathy in America: The Current State of Voting in America

Old Dominion University, Learning Commons at Perry Library, Room 1310

Voting is a vital part of the culture and history of America, but it can be thwarted by voter apathy, which is a lack of caring or interest in an election. Historical and political events have shaped people’s view on voting and can definitely determine whether or not they vote. Some people are apathetic about voting because of their dislike for the candidates who are running for office. Every group of people has its own cultural reasoning behind voter apathy. Race is a big issue in this country and has been ever since its formation and definitely impacts the thinking of voters. There are many different theories about voting in this country. Some individuals think like Emma Goldman who said, “If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.” Then there are people like President Lyndon B. Johnson who believed that “a man without a vote is a man without protection.”