Sunday, October 25, 2015

Liberal Philly newspaper offering big cash prize for voting in the mayoral election  October 24, 2015 by Jazz Shaw

If there’s one thing most of the residents of the City of Brotherly Love can agree on, it’s that voter turnout there has absolutely tanked in recent years. In off year elections they’re barely managing to get a quarter of eligible voters to show up at the polls and it’s not that much better for national elections. (If you look over the graphics at that link it’s interesting to note that Republicans turn out much more regularly than Democrats, but there’s so few of them that it still doesn’t matter.) So what to do about it?
One local newspaper has come up with an idea to tease more people out to the polls… they’ll give away a big, “random” cash prize to somebody just for voting! What could possibly go wrong? (Time Magazine)


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