'Voter apathy' or satisfaction? Published Friday October 2nd, 2009

People complained that the young weren't involved in politics when I was at university a quarter century ago, and they made the same complaints when my father was attending the same university in the 1950s.

It's fair to say that voting is one of those things you do as you mature, along with getting a mortgage and raising children.

Seniors vote in very large numbers, young people in relatively small numbers.

It's a constant issue in most democracies and one that cannot be fixed by gimmicks like Internet voting.