What about public shaming? Some political groups have turned to public shaming in efforts to increase voter turnout by mailing fliers to homes with the resident’s voting records, along with the voting records of their neighbors (not who they voted for, just whether or not they voted). The idea being that if more people knew everyone’s voting history, more people would show up to vote.
What do you think of this approach to increasing voter turnout? Is it an invasion of privacy (voting records – whether or not you voted, not who you voted for – are available to the public) or is it an effective and justifiable tactic? If voter turnout is important to function of a democracy and we have a low voter turnout in the US and especially in Texas, what lengths should we go to in order to get more people to vote?