There’s nothing morally wrong with being ignorant about politics, or with forming your political beliefs though an irrational thought processes—so long as you don’t vote. As soon as you step in the voting booth, you acquire a duty to know what you’re doing. It’s fine to be ignorant, misinformed, or irrational about politics, so long as you don’t impose your political preferences upon others using the coercive power of government.

Jason Brennan, on The Case For Not Voting

I’ve felt this way for quite some time; the real reason politicians are constantly pushing for higher participatory rates is because of the power of political ignorance.