National Geographic : 1960 Nov
T In recent national elections in some free countries, the following percentage of eligible persons cast their votes: Australia . . . West Germany. Israel . . . Canada . . *. Great Britain Sweden.... UNITED STATES . . . . . . 95.48% .. . . . . 88.2% . . . . . . . . 77% / . . . . . . 78.7 / . 0 . . . 77.4% . . . . . 60.4% voted (1958) voted (1957) voted (1959) voted (1958) voted (1959) voted (1958) voted (1956) It is no credit to our democracy when four out of every ten persons forfeit the privilege of ex pressing their convictions about the candidates and the issues of a national election. Your vote counts! Victories in many elections are often determined by the barest of margins. For example, one prominent Senator won the post he now occupies by a margin of only 87 votes, with 988,295 cast. To vote is a right and a privilege. To cast your vote intelligently is a duty. See to it that you and every eligible member of your family vote on November 8th. Metropolitan Life INSURANCE COMPANY@ A MUTUAL COMPANY I MADISON AVENUE, NEW YORK 10, N. Y .