Voter Apathy

Voter Apathy – Amendment to 1980 Resolution (1988)

Despite the granting of voting rights to virtually all American citizens 18 years and over, fewer and fewer of those eligible are voting. This paradox permeates all segments of the population.

Women’s League for Conservative Judaism recommends, therefore, that:

  1. Simplified voter registration procedures be instituted in all States.
  2. Absentee Balloting be simplified to encourage greater voter participation by the disabled, elderly, and those living away from home (i.e. college students and foreign residents).
  3. Candidates be encouraged to speak to the issues, to stimulate voter interest and to inform the electorate.
  4. Sisterhood members encourage voter registration within all sectors of our society, beginning with the family.
  5. Participation in the primary process where candidates are selected should be encouraged.

Voter Apathy (1980)

Despite the granting of voting rights to virtually all American citizens 18 years and over, fewer and fewer of those eligible are voting. This paradox permeates all segments of the population.

Women’s League for Conservative Judaism recommends, therefore, that:

  1. Simplified voter registrations procedures are instituted in all States;
  2. Absentee Balloting be simplified to encourage greater voter participation by the disabled, elderly, and those living away from home (i.e., college students and foreign residents);
  3. Candidates be encouraged to speak to the issues, to stimulate voter interest and to inform the electorate;
  4. Sisterhood members encourage voter registration within all sectors of our society, beginning with the family.