"atomized individuals?" Are those people who have been hit with the Aludium Q-37 Space Modulator? I think the word you're looking for is "autonomous."
Yes, a warm-body electorate can be trouble, especially once they discover they can vote themselves bread-and-circuses. Robert Heinlein suggested two alternatives -- 1) only veterans can vote (because they've shown they can put the good of the country ahead of their personal goals), and only after they're discharged. and 2) you have to solve a random quadratic equation in the voting booth before you're allowed to cast your vote. If you don't solve it correctly, lights and bells go off, and everyone in the polling place knows you couldn't do it.
Personally, I'd change the second one to requiring voters to make an accurate statement on the policies of one of the candidates. That way voters would have to actually study them, instead of relying on mudslinging and flashy commercials. How many people this November are going to be voting with one hand, while holding their nose with the other one?