The campaigning for next year's elections is starting to draw more attention, and with it comes a focus on voters and their mood. Which is all well and good, but it leaves out of the equation one large bloc of citizens: people who are eligible to vote, but don't. Over the years, a fair number of people I've encountered have confessed that they do not vote — and I often surprise them by pressing them on why they don't. They give a multitude of reasons. The most common is that they're too busy, or that voting takes too much time.