Written by Kelly Moffitt (Columbia Missourian)
On Oct. 1, the Guardian published an election interactive which helps you determine if a vote from your demographic matters in the upcoming election. In a corresponding article explaining how the formula works, Harry Enten explains the purpose behind the graphic:
“The first thing you must know is that we’re trying to determine the likelihood of a voter with certain characteristics having the chance of casting the tie-breaking vote this election. I believe that every vote matters, so we’re not in any way seeking to imply that it’s not worthwhile voting. But the outcome of the election almost certainly does not hinge on whether you vote or not.”
This got us thinking: do you feel like your individual vote matters? Let us know in the form below.
Still getting up to speed on statewide and local races? Please check out the Columbia Missourian’s Voters Guide 2012, which is included with a digital membership and details information regarding candidates and issues on the ballot for the general election on Nov. 6.