Every citizen of a country should vote but honestly. They should choose the right person for the position.They should not sell their votes to anybody by giving money. But the age to vote is not correct in our country, it must be increased to the age more than twenty or nineteen.
Many people in the United States think that voting should NOT be mandatory because many people feel that mandatory voting should not be implied in the United States because many people don’t take interest in politics and the vote wouldn’t be completely honest. This is not a reason to not have mandatory voting because if people are told to vote then they would be more interested or will try to learn more before they vote because it still comes done to them in the end. Also, many people think that voting is right and so they also have the right to not vote. Again I find this unreasonable because if they vote then the citizens will have more rights if they pick a responsible and a leader for the better.Therefore, voting should be mandatory.
Every 4 years around August, wherever you go, you will spot campaign signs reading “VOTE FOR OBAMA” or “VOTE FOR ROMNEY” for the upcoming elections, but do you know how many people actually vote? In the most recent election only 57.5% of the population voted. And if only about half the population votes than does that really follow the “MAJORITY RULES” rule? To make sure the elections have a high turnout and elect leaders by the will of the people, I think that voting should be mandatory in the United States of America.
Most voting procedures go by the majority rules idea, including America. If mandatory voting was to exist then the turnouts would be better making it easier to follow the majority rules idea. The proof that this would actually be for the better is Australia. According to nytimes.Com, in Australia 1922 60% of the population voted voluntarily. After they adopted the mandatory voting idea, the turnout became 90%. Not only that, but 31 successful countries have adopted mandatory voting.Along with that, Bloomberg View stated that a candidate would have to win by 85% while only less than 60% vote. So, did Obama really win the elections?
My second point is that if mandatory voting were to be allowed than the selection of the leader would truly represent the will of the people.In the 2013 September issue tphsfalconer.Com stated that only 57.5% of the eligible voters voted. If only about 50% of the population voted then now can that truly be the will of all the population. It just seems that it’s just the will of the people active enough to do anything.Not only that but candidates will be more motivated to reach the goals set for the country knowing that people are watching, which brings be to my next point. Mandatory voting would also make people more interested in the government and politics. If more people watch each step and choice of the government then they will most probably pick leaders for the better of the country and avoid risky leaders.
As America still debates over whether voting should be mandatory or not, they should make it mandatory in the United States. If it stays voluntary, then the turnout rate might lessen and the leader wouldn’t be picked by all the population. With 31 countries with mandatory voting, America should be the 32nd. To make this happen make sure you go and vote every election and encourage your friends and family to vote as well so America can stand strong and thrive in the political and government world.
Compulsory voting is not compulsory voting, it is only mandatory to attend the polls. When you attend the polls you aren't being forced to pick between a candidate, because there is usually in compulsory voting countries a "spoil vote" or "none of the above" option, where you are directly addressing that you are not in favor of any candidate. It only effects autonomy, because you actually have to leave your couch to address your concerns. All compulsory voting does is it allows for your opinions to be heard whether it is the opinion to directly not vote, or the opinion of supporting an actual candidate.
If everyone voted, then there would be an accurate representation of the whole country. Everyone has a say and opinion which must be heard. It would also give incentive for the future as more and more of the population would be well informed in politics. If you don't vote, you do not have the right to complain about the government!
If the United States our mandated voting every year, this could definitely be classified as involuntary servitude which is directly unconstitutional. Would the US be a better country if it was a mandatory action? Maybe, but that does not change the fact that it would not be constitutional in the first place.
Voting is a right of everybody, but it isn't something to be forced. I don't believe that not voting is the best option, but if people don't want to vote, they do not have to. It is in their best view to vote, but sometimes it is a vote between two evils and one's one usually doesn't matter in this case.
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People that may not vote may risk paying a fine / jail time. Are we really ghnna go pay a fine /jail time just to vote. Its ment to be a civic responsibliy not duty for many reason . Voting should also be optinal not mandatory becuase if we had it madatory how may people will get a fine/jail time
No, voting should not be mandatory as included with the right to vote is the implicit right to abstain. Not voting, that is, abstaining, is not necessarily an indication that someone does not care about an issue or election. Rather, it may be a conscious decision to defy the system.
To vote is a right and privilege. It is our right to choose if we would like to vote. I mean, seriously do you think that making us all vote would increase representation? The simple answer to that question is no. Making uneducated voters show up at the polls would decrease true representation. If I was to lazy to go vote before voting was made mandatory then I really would not care who was elected to office. Does the government make us practice our right of free speech and our right to gather ourselves together. No, I could just live in a corner of my house for all my life, and the government should not make that illegal. Plus, we are focusing on the wrong problem, we need to be educating our voters instead of making uneducated voters show up at the polls. For these reasons I stand firmly resolved that voting should not be mandatory in United States
Voting is a right, which means you also have the right to not vote, and we should be free to vote or not vote. Most people who have opinions on political matters, ones based on however much information and however legitimate information, and want their opinions heard will vote. So we can assume that the results are essentially accurate; people who have a stance and desire to express it did express it. Forced turnout is unnecessary, is a burden, and can cause illegitimacy in the results.
Votar é um direito duramente conquistado, contudo as pessoas não deveriam ser obrigadas a votar, os cidadãos estão conscientes do seu direito de votar mais como um direito, não como uma obrigação ou algo que tenha que ser forçado a fazer. Eu sou obrigada a votar, logo creio que não vivo numa democracia.
No one should be forced to vote. I am only 14 and I don't expect to vote ever. The Brazilian populous ( that is over the age of 18) is required to vote. What if the people running for the office, be it governor, senator, or even president, don't meet your needs? Here in America, voting is voluntary. Which means that you don't have to vote if you don't want to.
While voting should be encouraged by everyone able, it should not be mandatory. Voting allows for those who wish to have an anonymous voice, the opportunity to be heard. When demands are made by the government to mandate each voice be heard, then our elections and society are no longer democratic.