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Non-Voter Decides To Keep Her Status

Non-voter Sara Hill couldn't find enough information about the candidates and their stances on issues in Noblesville so she decided not to vote on Tuesday.Election 2015, Why Should I Care?2015-11-03T00:00:00-05:00
Non-Voter Decides To Keep Her Status

One registered voter in Noblesville didn't exercise her right to vote on Election Day.  For 90.1 WFYI’s series “Why Should I Care: The Voter Project” reporter Jill Sheridan has been following Sara Hill to explore why she doesn’t vote, obstacles in the process and voter apathy, especially during local elections. 

NOBLESVILLE -- Sara Hill found it hard to get any significant information about the five candidates running for three City Council At Large seats in Noblesville so she decided not to make her first trip to the polls on Tuesday.

"I still don’t feel like I have enough information; and that’s one of the reasons I’ve not voted in the past, because I don’t feel like I’m an informed voter," Hill said.

The Noblesville council is expanding from seven to nine seats and the at large positions are the only contested races in the city.  Only two of the five candidates had websites that didn’t offer Hill a lot of insight about what they could offer. 

Partisan politics is something that also turns her off.

"Since I don’t feel like I identify with either party -- and to me what I’m voting on is what they stand for -- right now there’s no issues being set out there that candidates are talking about and how they would address those issues," Hill said.

Voter turnout is expected to be low again across the Hoosier state and maybe especially low in Hamilton County where the results were often decided during the primary elections back in May. 



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