• Americans should vote.

    There is a big enough gap in voting to where it could change the outcome of an election. If a senator or Representative it changes the outcome of what will happen in two years. There might be less education funds, less impact on the nation, put states in dept. Not to mention that the President, the most powerful person in the country, depends on people's vote.

  • Yes it does

    We need to get donald trump outta election he will ruin america. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All the lower case will be homeless. . . .

  • As a citizen of a country, one should be required to vote for government officials.

    I'm a strong conservative, so i hate excessive government control, but i do feel that voting should be mandatory. Around 25 to 30% of americans actually vote, which might give one party an advantage over the other parties. If everyone voted, the presidential election winners would actually win fair. Also, jury duty is forced upon us, we are forced to pay taxes, we are forced to follow the laws that the government decides, so we should have to help decide on elected officials. It is no different.

  • Why be forced to do something you don't want to do?

    If all Americans were forced to vote, many would be unmotivated and would do what their friends told them to do. That doesn't seem like a good way to pick someone to lead the country.Their not voting because they can their voting to vote based on who their friends tells them to vote for.

  • Americans should vote!

    Compulsory voting, which means mandatory, has worked in over half of the countries in the world. With consequences that are reasonible for not voting. You should vote if you want to be considered a citizen who is apart of this country because it is a right that you have earned and you should use it to your best ability. If voting right were taken away, people would be outrageous. Some people actually care about voting, and others treat it as a regular day.

  • I am open to the idea that all Americans should be required to vote.

    A democracy is one that depends on the participation of its citizens. Voting in a democracy is not a right, or, a privilege. I see it as a responsibility. One that is more likely to keep the democracy healthy and functional. An electorate, involving large numbers who do not show up to vote, is more likely to be corrupt, taken over by those who will use it for their own advantage. I would add that there is also a responsibility to be at least minimally conversant of the issues. An ill-informed electorate is subject to the same dangers as one that fails to vote.

  • Yes, Americans should be required to vote.

    I believe that Americans should be required to vote. If voting was required it would make everyone more aware of the issues surrounding the country today. People would not be able to complain if they were not happy with a person who is elected to office because they had their "say" in it by voting. I think there would be a lot of different outcomes in elections if all people voted.

  • Think of the possiblity

    Something that ought to be of higher value (and be a plus) would be the possibility that more people would pay attention to the candidates so they would know who to vote for instead of just picking someone with a funny name. Also with more people in the vote: a candidate from another party may have a chance of winning. Let's take a moment to understand why a different party could be a plus; variety. As far as we all know there will never be another political party actually in the election unless we get them noticed, until then we will just end up with democrats and republicans the entire time. Maybe someone from the pirate party could win for once, or the peace and freedom party. That would be something new for the U.S.A.

  • Yes, with a caveat.

    People should be required to at least show up to vote. If they decide they do not want to cast any votes, that is their decision, but I think they should have to appear at the polling place, take a ballot, and then mark a box saying they prefer not to vote at all. This ensures the greatest overall participation and forces people to commit to non-voting instead of just passively non-voting.

  • To eats poop

    In order to make country better, everyone should eat politician's poop and they can vote then.....If u want to vote you have to eat poop....Poop eater country is usa....There is no need to vote..If you eat poop you don't have to vote....So guys just eat poop and enjoy poop eating

  • No – It is a privilege, not a right

    No, Americans should not be required to vote. We, as Americans, get to partake in one of the greatest political systems ever. One of the bases of this political system is individual freedom. This freedom extends to the process of voting. To attempt to force a person to vote, who has no vested interest in the outcome of the election, would lead to calamity. While you may not like the person who won the election, could you imagine what would happen if people who do not care, cast a vote. We could hear the news on election night that write-in candidate Mickey Mouse has won the presidential election. It is because of that, that I think there should be no requirement to vote.

  • No, Americans should not be required to vote

    Voting is a privilege that Americans should take advantage of. This is the biggest opportunity for a citizen to voice their opinion. Unfortunately, too many Americans are lazy, uneducated with the process or apathetic to their country to vote. To force them to vote when they don't know or care of the outcome can only have bad results. I would much prefer a smaller, intelligent and knowledgeable electorate, than an environment where 60% are just pulling a lever. Requiring a vote would also lead to fraud - people who don't care would "sell" their vote and create an untenable situation for our country.

  • Choices.

    No, Americans should not be required to vote. Yes, many people are too lazy to vote or simply don't want jury duty but there are also good reasons not to vote. If a person does not feel that they are informed enough to vote then why would they vote? It would have a negative impact.

  • Because Donald Trump

    Because off trump is the one who is going to start the world war 2 and if either of them are going to be president they will have a war and that is why they had such a close vote this year and so yea we should not be made to vote

  • People are force to do too much

    It is clear that americans are forced to do too much like pay taxes. For example, according to Andrew Lundeen from taxfoundation.Org, “These results are as expected” the more people make the more tax people have to pay. For example. Citizens who make $100,000 all the way up to $200,000 have to pay 8.8% of what they make in taxes. The same thing happens with income taxes except MORE. There are 3 types of taxes americans have to pay. Why do citizens pay more taxes the more they make? That seems unfair.

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  • No Americans should not be required to vote.

    Voter turnout has nothing to do with voter satisfaction. The United States although low in voter turnout rates, has one of the highest rates in voter satisfaction. However, in places like Italy who require voting have high voter turnout rates however do not favor their system or those who are elected. This shows that if the U.S was required to vote then no one would be satisfied with who was elected. The citizens would definitely not favor the voting system.

  • No, voting no

    No, nobody should be forced to vote. Especially if there isn't some they want to vote for or feel comfortable voting for. Nobody wants trump nobody wants hillary this whole presidency thing is just ruining the world and the countries... People should just vote if they want to not be forced to

  • No no no

    America is a place to be and if we were required to vote than that would definitely ruin the concept. If you had irresponsible people vote than they'd just put down a random name. Id rather have a low turnout rather than getting a president people just randomly put down on a paper.

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iamaperson1 says2016-11-09T16:39:29.887