[Linux-aus] Why Didn't You Vote?

Brenda Aynsley bpa at iss.net.au
Wed Jan 28 16:10:53 EST 2009

James Purser wrote:
> This article does raise a valid point even though it seems to contain a
> kernel of snark:
> http://www.itwire.com/content/view/22871/1141/
> Why do we get low voter turnouts when we obviously have a much larger
> membership? If you didn't vote, I would like to hear why, no blame
> attached, just would be interesting to see the reasons.

does the phrase "skin in the game" have any relevance here?

It costs $0 to join, there's no qualification for membership, there's no 
ongoing membership demands.  LA exists or not and unless there are 
causes to be fought or issues to be supported, there's not a lot to 
engage with members, including in the election.

This is true for all organisations, particularly ones with such a broad 
church as this one.

For myself, I have voted in each election until this year and I thought, 
why bother?  So I didnt.

But thanks for asking James and incidentally who won what?


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