Do voter’s pamphlets contain actionable data?

What makes for “actionable data” when it comes to voting? What do you need to know in order to feel confident that you’re making an informed decision based on accurate information? The post “Voting makes me feel stupid” on World Citizen explores these questions and suggests that, when faced with questionable data, one’s response might be inaction.

At the bottom of every candidate’s statement, in little bold print, appears the sentence: “The above information has not been verified for accuracy by the State of Oregon.” Really? So people can say whatever the hell they want about other candidates, they can lie or mislead or misquote all they want, and you’re just going to print it?

Click here to go to the full article, “Voting makes me feel stupid,” on World Citizen.

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