The One Argument that Can Actually Convince People to Vote

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I voted in 2016. I voted this year, too. I plan to vote in every election from here forward. But I used to not vote, deliberately, despite many people trying to convince me that I should. The story of their failed pro-voting arguments, and the one successful argument that I came to on my own, says a lot about how we push voting in all the wrong ways, and how we should change.



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Sam Cook

Former writer for and, currently a technology professional, teacher, and father. I write about whatever is on my mind.