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TheBigFish13
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UmbraRex
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People have fought hard for the vote so it should be law to vote

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Started: 1/27/2016 Category: Politics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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TheBigFish13

Pro

Over the past hundreds of years our political system has evolved from a Monarchy into a Democracy and throughout this time, the right to vote has been long fought for, it took till 1918 till both men and women could vote and it was only in 1970 when it was made legal to vote from 18. However there has been little development on the matter in the 46 years since, so people have grown ignorant on how hard people fought for it and because of this people don't understand the importance of voting
UmbraRex

Con

All of this may be true, but there are people out there that have no interest in how our country is run. These people aren't affected by the decisions that are made in far off places by unknown people. Their simple lives don't need to be interrupted in order for the leaders of our country to be elected. In addition, there are people, usually extremes in the age bracket, that cannot physically go to the polling stations to vote and the penalties for not voting if this was enacted by law would punish these people for simply being unavailable at a specific time.
Debate Round No. 1
TheBigFish13

Pro

People may not have interest in how the country is run however as long as they live in the country it should be their duty to help decide who runs it as they are citizens of the country and are part of the system. As for people not able to go to polling stations there is the option to vote via mail which is widely available for those who have limited mobility which means it is not inconvenient for the less able to vote due to the government schemes that money has been invested in so that everyone is able to vote
UmbraRex

Con

UmbraRex forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
TheBigFish13

Pro

Do you submit?
UmbraRex

Con

Why is it their duty to decide who runs the country? If they have no desire to choose their country's leaders, then they should not be forced to make that decision. Do you like being told you have to do something you don't want to? This law would just charge residents unnecessary amount of money or do some community service if they don't conform to vote for the leader of their country. Voting by mail is an option, but is flawed as votes could be lost in the mail.
Debate Round No. 3
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