The Board of Elections would be required to send all eligible voters in the five boroughs a “voter history” card that will tell people how many elections they’ve missed in the past four years under a new bill being considered in the City Council.
Councilman Ritchie Torres, who proposed the legislation, said the tattle cards will encourage people to get off the couch and do their civic duty.
He said he felt compelled to introduce the bill, which has its first hearing in the Council on Monday, because of New York’s abysmal voter participation rate.
Nationally, New York State ranked 46th in the country in voter turnout, and only 25% of eligible city voters cast a ballot in city elections last year.
Maybe people just realize that whoever they vote for, they're probably getting screwed anyway.