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Slightly less apathetic voter turnout expected « The Rev. Brendan Powell Smith

Slightly less apathetic voter turnout expected

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2004 - 5:12 am PST

Polling stations across the US are gearing-up today for the slight reduction in massive American voter apathy that is expected to occur in today’s election. “The percentage of eligible voters who don’t vote might be close to 40% this year,” said election analyst Jane Delorme, “usually it’s about 50%.” Precincts are preparing themselves with a slight increase in the number of poll workers to be on hand today, as well as the occasional use of an extra voting booth. Although shaping up to a another presidential race so close it could be decided by mere thousands of votes, more than 80 million Americans of voting age are expected not to vote.