No it’s not. Is it really a good idea for democracy for uninformed citizens to vote, people who don’t know who the candidates are or what they stand for, who have no idea what the responsibilities are of the various offices, people who avoid listening to political commercials or political TV programs? These are people who could vote for someone with the best sounding name or from their ethnic group or who has the shortest catchiest slogan on a sign that just happened to catch their eye five minutes before voting. This doesn’t make for a working democracy. The people who don’t vote are making their choice clear: voting is something not that important to them. It’s a choice we should respect.