Nevada County, CA — A recent Union report that over 8000 people are on Nevada County’s inactive voter registration list was met with enthusiasm by local conservatives, gated-community activists and others who use the term “young whippersnappers” who have a deep desire to turn Nevada County into one giant version of Scottsdale, Arizona.
“We are thrilled to have so many dope-smoking slackers not voting,” said local Republican activist and lexical aficionado Bert DeVos. “This makes it easier for us to win. It just proves that we are Right by default. And this will give me more time to mindlessly ridicule people on my blog.”
The inactive voters and voters who are properly registered but fail to show up to the polls are younger, generally more likely to vote for liberal/Progressive and occupied with domestic activities like work and raising families. Their lack of participation enables older, retired and more politically conservative forces to dominate local elections, with the net effect of transforming Nevada County into the Foothills equivalent of Rossmoor or other “active adult” communities.
“I’m registered, and I know how important voting is, ” said mother of two Denise Packard. “But you just get tied up with so many things. I’m gonna make an effort this year because the stakes are high. Our community isn’t being attacked away by immigration, immortality, or big government. It’s being eaten away by non-participation.”
The lack of voter participation among Nevada County’s dwindling younger populations could very well decide the fate of several key races and ballot measures.