Compulsory Voting, Is It Worth It? Essay

1881 Words Nov 29th, 2016 8 Pages
Compulsory voting, is it worth it?
Would the U.S. be a better country if more people voted? Just 53% of the population voted in 2012, and this is a big deal because usually the people who vote white, over 65, college-educated, or make at least $50,000, which influence the election because those people usually have the same mentality. With that being said, wouldn’t it be better if more people voted, and would it be better if younger people voted? Just like any other debate, there are pros and cons on this issue.
Since usually older white rich people tend to vote, candidate tries to relate to them the most, which means that issues that affect our generation, like college debt, wouldn’t be as important as issues that affect the wealthy, like increasing taxes on the wealthy. The policies that are in this generation and rules are targeting a certain which is stated an article written in demos.org (1)
“this new generation of election policies and rules are targeted at certain groups and disproportionately affect people of color, people who are poor, and young people. One important consequence of this legacy and continuing evolution of voting restrictions is unequal voter turnout in elections, with white Americans, and particularly affluent white Americans, out-participating people of color, low-income people, and young people by significant-to-wide margins. As a result, large numbers of lesser-advantaged Americans are left out of the democratic process: in 2012, 26 million…

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