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  • Mandatory Voting

    Should Voting be Mandatory? Barack Obama spoke about mandatory voting in the March of 2015, he related, “If everybody voted, then it would completely change the political map in this country,” Voter participation is at an all-time low with only 36.4% of eligible voters casting ballots in the 2014 midterm elections. The problems that arise from low voter turnout are numerous, but the most influential impact from not voting is this – Politicians only care about individuals who vote, and if only certain groups are voting those are the groups politicians will attempt to make happy by legislating favorably towards them. The goal of a representative democracy is to have the opinions of all people echoed through their representatives. However, when…

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  • The Right To Voting

    The right to vote is one of the most important, fundamental rights given to American citizens. Yet, rather than seeking to make more convenient and accessible for citizens interested in engaging in the political process, state governments focus rather often focus time and resources on restricting voting and making the process more complex and difficult. States governments have the authority to determine not only who is allowed to register to vote, but also how the process of voting itself…

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  • Morality Of Voting

    power. By maintaining a fair system, citizens are able to voice opinions, and elect officials who they see fit. However, structural and social factors have established roadblocks in the voting process. These hindrances have been linked to individuals abstaining from voting, and…

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  • Stereotypes In Voting

    the group that has been misunderstood for many years, are actually the future of our Country. The turnouts in the voting polls have not been the best for our younger eligible voters, they are voting at a much lower rate than their older counterparts, in this case their elders. According to Rob Richie, director of the national reform organization FairVote and a resident of the Montgomery County, which is the first to lower the voting age to sixteen says he had seen documents from Denmark…

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  • Advantages Of Voting

    Maybe voting was not such a big thing for other people that are my age, but for me it was something thrill that I had yet to do. At times, I felt that voting was not a big deal; however, I thought to myself, “Okay, I have the opportunity to vote while there are many others who would love to vote, but cannot do so. It would be a shame to not take advantage of voting.” When I first came to the U.S, a few years back in 2010, I had no clue about voting. Now, I felt as if it were something important…

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  • Voting Stereotypes

    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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  • Why Is Voting Important

    When there is a need for change in the world it is our duty to fight for change by voting. Voting help us choose a person we want to lead or represent us in government. By voting we express our opinion formally are officially about issues that affect us. Voting is our way for our voices to be heard, to hold elected officials accountable for their actions, and to have a say on important issues that affect us, the community, in the world. For these reasons voting is very important. For one,…

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  • Discrimination In Voting Practices

    discriminatory obstacles. One of these obstacles for African-American men were the Jim Crow laws. Jim Crow laws unfairly discriminated against African-Americans preventing them from casting their ballot at the voting poll. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 ended the overt forms of racial discrimination in voting practices. However, as time has passed and with the June 2013 Supreme Court decision declaring Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act (1965) unconstitutional, many more ambiguous ways to…

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  • Mandatory Voting In America

    MANDATORY VOTING WILL NOT WORK IN THE US Do you want America to pass a legislation that imposes mandatory voting? If you answered yes, then a majority of Americans will disagree with you. You may argue that a law like that should be there because voting is a civic duty, but a legislation like that would not be beneficial to America and can create a lot of problems. America should not make a law enforcing mandatory voting because it would be undemocratic, it will not make the voting process…

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  • Mandatory Voting Essay

    Compulsory Voting Believe it or not, fifty-seven and a half percent of Americans voted in the 2012 presidential election. That is a little over half of all Americans that are eligible to vote; so many ask, what about the other half? The top three reasons people do not vote is because they are too busy and have a conflicting schedule, illness or disability, or simply because they lack interest. Voting is important, after all the end result is the leader of the United States or maybe even your…

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