Write an essay about voter ignorance. Is voter ignorance a serious problem? Why or why not? To what extent does it affect federal politics and policy? To the extent that it is a problem, are there practical and feasible things that can be done to improve the situation? What would those be? Consider also: What are the most important things that voters should know about the federal politics and policy? As you discuss these issues, make sure you engage with the rational ignorance idea i.e., the idea that, because there is a miniscule chance that ones vote will tip an election, it is irrational for people to expend effort to learn about politics and government in order to make a better, more informed vote. (See Johnson, pp. 20-22. Kernell et al., Chapter 11, also discusses the concept. Note that the same idea undergirds the idea of rational abstention (from voting); but this essay assignment is about voter knowledge, not about voter turnout in elections.) There are no explicitly right or wrong answers to these questions.