Tuesday, November 07, 2006

An Idea

I had an idea this morning as to how we could increase voter turnout, maybe even get full participation.

Congress just needs to pass a full participation law with the enforcement mechanism being that the political ads don't stop until everyone has voted (or at least some high percentage). I really think that candidates should get about 2 weeks to run their ads and then the electorate could start voting. Once the required percentage had voted, the candidates would be required to stop campaigning.

I think a lot more people would be willing to vote if they knew it would make the commercials and political telemarketers and pollsters stop. What do you think?


S said...

The government should provide a subsidy to telemarketing companies that harass people during dinner with calls urging them to vote!

Steven Taylor said...

I thought we had outlawed torture?

Of course, your idea might also drive up the sale of TiVos.