Only 32% of eligible Virginians, over the age of 18, voted in this years election. According to Census.gov there are an estimated 7,769,089 people in the Commonwealth of Virginia, about 5,943,354 of those people are eligible to vote, and only 1,878,017 people actually exercised their right to vote. So here is a question, are our Representatives in Government failing us or are we as an electorate failing them?
Please keep in mind that there is an astonishing number of people registered who no longer live in Virginia. It tends to skew the numbers pretty heartily. Most people don't realize that updating your postal address, updating your drivers license and updating your voter registration are 3 very different things... and those 3 databases don't talk to each other.ReplyDelete