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What is a suggestion of a political cartoon I can draw to show a reason why some people don't vote?

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People have a multitude of reasons for not voting in elections:

  1. General dislike of both candidates
  2. Lack of connection to the issues
  3. Not having enough time
  4. Feeling like their vote will not influence the election either way
  5. Forgetting to register
  6. Long lines at the polls
  7. General apathy toward government

If you were to create a political cartoon for any of these issues, the important thing to remember is that political cartoons often use exaggeration of the issue to catch readers' attention.  If you were portraying the reason of long lines at the polls, for example, then you might show the line wrapping around your home state a couple of times or even the entire Earth! 

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