People are more likely to keep a commitment they make to someone else than one they make to themselves.
It’s easier to let yourself down than it is to disappoint someone else.
You: “I’m voting. You have my word that I’m going to vote. Are you going to vote?”
Friend: “Yes. I am.”
You: “Good. That’s a relief. I know you’ll keep your word. It matters.”
Even if it feels awkward, it helps... and we need those votes most of all.
We need the people who might not follow through.