Disappointed by turnout

Only 52 per cent of the eligible population felt it valuable to exercise their democratic duty to vote

Only 52 per cent of the eligible population felt it valuable to exercise their democratic duty to vote. That is pathetic and sad. To those 48 per cent that — for whatever reason — do not feel it is worth their time, or perhaps not their duty to get up out of their armchairs and vote, do not complain. You have no voice by your own choice.

Engagement in the electoral process is key to having accurate and true representation. It is our right. It is our duty as Canadians. Regardless of the outcome of this election, to see the number of people that got out to vote is beyond an embarrassment and needs to be addressed.

Lorraine Sopow

 

Penticton