Just because one has the right to vote does not mean just any vote is right.
Citizens should not vote badly. This duty to avoid voting badly is grounded in
a general duty not to engage in collectively harmful activities when the
personal cost of restraint is low. Good governance is a public good. Bad
governance is a public bad. We should not be contributing to public bads when
the beneﬁt to ourselves is low. Many democratic theorists agree that we
shouldn’t vote badly, but that’s because they think we should vote well. This
demands too much of citizens.