In Slovenia, voter turnout is low, but there are several reasons why this is the case. Increased turnout would also make the election results more legitimate, but many people believe that their vote “cannot change anything”, which is not true, as every vote counts. SDS President Janez Janša also agrees, saying that it is worst to remain undecided, thinking that “others will decide for us”.
The purpose of elections is for people to choose their representative. The right to a citizen is the right of every individual to vote responsibly for his or her future and the future of the state. Nevertheless, voter turnout is still very low in Slovenia, as many people believe that their vote does not change anything, while others do not decide to vote because they oppose polarisation in the political space, as we are witnessing today in Slovenia. Among other things, SDS President Janez Janša spoke about this, saying that “those who believe that someone else can decide for him are disappointed after every election.”
“Bad government is usually elected by good people who do not go to the polls,” said Janez Janša, who sees the claim primarily as a critique of an atmosphere in which an atmosphere has been created in which people no longer know what is good and what is bad or what is good and what is wrong, and “no law can prescribe it”. According to him, Slovenia is striving in this direction, where it will one day become self-evident, referring to values, adding that “unfortunately some in Slovenia are trying to blur the line between good and evil.”
“It started with the statement that there are more truths, but in this case, there is no line between good and evil,” said the SDS president, who is convinced that it is the responsibility of each individual to judge and consider what is good and what not and decides on that basis as well. This also eliminates the question of whether to vote, as we accept responsibility for our thinking and vote for “the one who is closest to our values”.
Janša believes that the worst thing is to remain undecided and think that our future will be decided by others, because these people are the most disappointed after each election.