Ding- ding! There’s another email from SAE telling you it’s not too late to cast your vote in the next election at UMW. What’s that playing in the background? It’s a presidential debate on TV where the candidates are going on and on about popular issues. If you are like most students at UMW, you are probably consumed with work and have little to no time to think about political issues and how they affect you. However, the reality of the matter is that our generation is affected significantly by the leaders who are chosen to represent us at the national, local, and university levels. In order to see how people around me handle themselves in terms of voting in elections, I administered an online survey asking participants about their socioeconomic status, political affiliation, and voting history. You might not be surprised to find that participants voted most often in presidential elections and least often in UMW elections with local elections falling somewhere in between. This paper suggests some possible causes for this discrepancy in voter turnout and analyzes the details of Winders’ argument in his article about the roller coaster of class conflict we read in class.