September 18, 2013

Only part of the table is set for the new government after Tuesday’s vote

As our print deadline approached Tuesday night, there was one thing apparent. The voters of Bibb County thought less of this election than we did. As some marched to the polls to vote for representatives of the county’s first consolidated government, most didn’t for one reason or another. Could the confusion leading up to the election, the changing dates, the non-partisan controversy and other problems have been factors? Of course, but the underlying cause of low-voter turnout, in this election and others, is voter apathy. The weather couldn’t be blamed nor could the lack of candidates. Thirty-one people vied for 10 positions. When apathy hits, we should recognize it for what it is: Simply, most voters don’t care.

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