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Why Do Some People Choose Not to Vote on Election Day?

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The right of all people to have a voice in the electoral process is among America's greatest freedoms. Our democratic form of government was designed for citizen participation. Yet, some choose not to exercise their right to participate. 

In the November 2011 elections, of the 1,830 residents registered to vote at  only 292 or just under 16 percent of those registered, actually voted. 

Similarly, of the 2,411 voters whose polling place is located at the Chamblee Civic Center, 453 or 18 percent of those registered showed up to the polls.

Why, after a long history of fighting for equal voting rights for women and minorities, do people still not exercise their right to vote?

What are some of the excuses you've heard as to why people pass on voting on Election Day? Share your thoughts in comments.

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