Primaries are on Tuesday, are you ready?
State election officials predict a record-high turnout for Wisconsin’s primary, with approximately 28-percent of eligible voters casting a ballot. That means about 70-percent won’t be showing up.
“Are you among those planning to vote?” One college student says, “No.” Another individual adds, “No, I don’t plan on voting.” A third replies, “I actually haven’t thought about it.” And a fourth, “I actually didn’t know it was coming up.”
Up for grabs are some local elections, congressional seats, as well as the highly-contested race for governor. While many Wisconsinites are sick and tired of all the political ads, perhaps there are not enough.
“Can you name the candidates?” A student admits, “No. I couldn’t even name them.”
“For governor … Do you know any of those names?” “No; not at all,” she laughs, “I don’t know.” The young man thinks about it, “Hmm … no … no.”
“Do you have any idea who any of the candidates are?” Two young students reply, “No.” “No.”
But, being a college student is stressful enough without having to engage in politics.
NOTE: This is a totally non-scientific survey of random college students wandering around campus area during Ironman in Madison.