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    Young Voters Essay

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    Chu A11675653 Prof. Galdesiri Young Voters and the Future People in democratic countries think that having the right to vote is the very essence of democracy (449, KJVK). Although participating in voting is the most powerful tool for everyone in democratic countries to participate in political activities, not every citizen tends to do so even if the results of voting can directly affect his or her life. There are many factors that can affect the voting turnout, and it does not take long to…

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    I believe the differences in voter turnout between demographics pose a problem with our way of democracy. In many instances, turnout varies based on a person’s age, race, gender, income, and other categorized systems. I find this to be an unfair and unjust situation for Americans across the nation. American citizens have the right to vote according to our nation’s laws. Our American ideals and values have established equal opportunity for all citizens, yet certain groups are unwilling to go to…

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    More Compulsory Voting

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    mean that voters would not need to take off work to vote and it would be a reminder for those that forget it is the day to cast. Another solution to low turnout would be to increase the ways to absentee vote. Currently, all states offer vote-by-mail the day of the election and some strictly only have this form of voting. However, thirteen states do not allow early voting by mail or early voting in person. If the option to vote early, via mail or in person, was enacted in every state the voter…

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    Voting Stereotypes

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    higher magnitude as the rise of social media has continued with users able to use share their opinions to a wide audience at any time. Despite all this, the voting turnout for presidential elections and voting on issues has been down for quite some time, especially for the young adult and college student crowd. The crowd of young adult voters that…

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    the voting age), however, argue that lowering the voting age would increase turnout, allow teenagers to weigh in on issues that directly affect…

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    Age Impact On Vote

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    Literature review The main concept of this literature review is to test whether age has an impact on vote. In order to gain an insight on how age affects turnout rates, scholars have to consider several factors. For example; voters’ needs, values, experience, party identification, the voting system, ideological dimensions and the theory of market segmentation. These factors correlate with age and inevitably have an impact on vote. It is understood that individuals of all age categories in the…

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    controversial policies they enacted, or closer in nature to high school gossip. Many argue that although messages of fear and negativity are persuasive, negativity can also decrease participation. Krupnikov (2011) found that negativity demobilizes voters when they have already selected a preferred candidate and the negativity targets their preferred candidate. All advertisements aside, citizens may find themselves barred…

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    laws have been around for years. Voter Id’s start way back in the 50’s. When it was started the voter ids didn’t have to include a picture. Any document with the name of the voter…

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    Should Voting be Mandatory? Will mandatory voting save American politics? According to Meghan Foley, the problem is the voter turnout is low and it is socially biased. Mandatory voting will violate the American people’s constitutional rights. The problem would be that there would be ignorant voters and Obama wants to adopt mandatory voting. Would there be a “none of the above” option? If so, what would be the point of making voting mandatory? It is against human rights to make voting mandatory.…

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    Countries that have compulsory voting have on average 18% more voters than Canada. Compulsory voting is a system in which the government is responsible for getting people out to vote. Canada needs compulsory voting, the reasons being, it has been a trusted system that has worked for decades in other countries. People would be more interested in politics if they’re more talked about. Compulsory voting does not mean that you have to vote, it just means that you must at least show up at the polling…

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