Gerrymandering. Foreign interference. Purging of voter roles. Even as we grapple with these large issues that threaten the outcome of our elections, we have another problem that threatens voting behavior — our busy lives.
Everything can go wrong despite best efforts to exercise our right to vote. Both kids have the flu. Metro-North is delayed. You have to work a double shift. Your chronic knee pain is unbearable that day. Your boss makes it clear that being late for work is not an option. You are the only caregiver for your aging mother and she is having a bad day. You got called to a meeting out of town at the last minute.