Gainesville, FL, June 02, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- PoliticalSushi.com announces its drive to increase voter registration and participation to defeat voter apathy in advance midterm elections this November. PoliticalSushi.com recently updated its website to include a new voter registration module. Political Sushi hopes to improve on past successes and register over 50,000 people to vote over the coming months.
Voter apathy has been a significant problem in the United States for the past 40 years, following the end of the tumultuous 60’s and post Watergate era. This trend has been amplified during midterm elections. While the recent presidential election reversed the trend with a voter turn out rate closing in on 60%, the average turn out rate for a midterm elections since the 1970’s has ranged from 36.5% to 38.8% according to statistics compiled by the Federal Elections Commission.
Scott Rogers stated, “The United States is facing many significant issues; such as, the national debt, the gulf oil spill, two wars, and an economy teetering on the edge of the abyss. These issues can’t wait for the next presidential election to be solved. This nation needs an invigorated electorate to go out and elect politicians who will solve these many issues now.”
Scott Rogers developed Political Sushi, a non-partisan resource to reverse the trend of voter apathy among the American electorate. Visitors can register to vote, find their representatives, and take part in political quizzes. Political Sushi is currently developing a widget to rate your politician with more to come.
A recent graduate of the University of Florida's Masters in Public Affairs program and graduate of Florida State University, Scott is putting his degree in political science to work developing PoliticalSushi.com into a cutting edge political news and information website. Before founding PoliticalSushi.com, Scott worked at OnlineDemocracy.com designing the content, functionality and form of its online voter registration site. In a previous life Scott worked as a campaign manager for a citizen initiative campaign in Florida. Scott will begin work on a PhD at the Univeristy of Florida in the fall of 2010.