All things considered if the council wanted to boost turnout, they could’ve put the issue on the ballot, there were other solutions. It 's understandable, as a 17 year old myself I see the way some 16 and 17-year-olds are and I’d be cautious to grant them voting rights too but as stated before, I believe that although we lack experience, the City Council should still allow 16 and 17-year olds to vote. Obviously, it will be up to the City Council members to implement certain justifications to ensure that the teenagers registering to vote are both knowledgeable and interested in voting. If the problem is voter turnout every extra vote counts and with a little background knowledge even the smallest amount can make a difference. Voting is afterall a privilege and thus should not have any discriminations no matter what sex, color, race or
How much of a difference will it really make? I’m still excited about the opportunity. The turnout us low, even a small amount could make a difference.” Even if the group of youngsters is small that small group will still have a great impact towards the election no matter
This unfamiliarity and thought of the process being confusing deters the younger people from registering to vote in the first place. By removing this process, voters can just show up to cast their votes and move on with their day without worrying about this potentially confusing process. These three methods combined could increase the voter turnout for each
Many are too busy and do not have time. Others are registered, or at least they think they are, and find out on election day that there’s a problem and sometimes they cannot vote that day. Sometime voters are not aware and educated of the voting system and can get caught up by what social media/ news have to say about the parties and their candidates. As a result, they get caught up and end up not voting because they cannot decide who to vote for because of the influences that surround them. Many people also believe that their vote does not make a difference and as a result, don’t even bother to register.
I hear people say time and time again that they are not going to vote because either they do not like any of the candidates or they do not know enough about them to make an educated vote. In my opinion, not voting because you dislike all the candidates is a bad decision. The fact of the matter is, someone is going to win the election, therefore even if there is no ideal candidate, finding the best of the what is given is just as important. If someone feels uneducated, I would suggest subscribing to the Skimm, a daily e-newsletter that gives a brief scope of candidates and their recent statements every weekday, or get educated in some other way.
The United States is known to be the land of the free, home of the brave - where citizens over the age of eighteen are allowed to express their opinion every four years in the month of November. It is a right known as universal suffrage — letting everyone vote — which defines the United States as a democracy. Unfortunately, some citizens take this hard earned right for granted and decide to not register to vote, which is allowed in our country but is something every American should take part in. Though voting is not a requirement for the American citizen, all citizens should practice this democratic tradition because voting allows the people to have a say in who or what represents them, the fact that every vote counts, and to put it simply, voting may not be mandatory but it is a right that many few people in the world have.
Many people in the state fail to register in time and when the general elections come, they are barred from voting. The Young Democrats came up with the idea not only to get more people in general to vote, but for more Democrats to vote. Emily Cornwell, Vice President of Young Democrats said, “There 's a trend that people who support more liberal candidates are less likely to actually vote, so I think the goal is to identify those people, stress the importance of voting, and get them to commit to getting to their polling location on election day.” Ms. Cornwell is
As of 2008, the same Census Bureau study also found that 30 million eligible voters were not registered. If even a fraction of those eligible voters been registered, that could mean millions of extra votes. By having those millions of votes, it would make the entire system more
Increasing Youth Political Engagement An issue that Canadian politicians face is the decreasing rate of youths who participate in voting. This lack of youth engagement creates implications on Canadian democracy and this issue needs to be solved. Firstly, it is important to address the issue. Youths in Canada are categorized as people between the ages of 18-24.
Even though voter turnout rates are very low, allowing teenagers to vote is not a great solution. From personal experience as a teen myself, I know that most teens are lazy, irresponsible and immature and therefore it would be a mistake to let us vote. People aged 16-17 arent even treated as adults to begin with so it seems strange to give teens a gigantic privilege such as voting. Teenagers are barely starting to become mature adults and they don’t know too much about politics to begin with other than what they get from political socialization such as what they see on social media and the news.
The Canadian voting system is called “First past the Post”, which entails that the candidate with the most votes in a riding wins a seat in the House of Commons and represents that riding as its member of parliament. In today’s society, there has been great controversy over the first past the post system, and the flaws of our electoral process. As a Canadian citizen it is supposed to simple and easy for us to vote, however through this most recent 2015 election there was more cause for concern than cohesion. In the past, the results of Canada’s federal election have exemplified the problem of our first past the post system of voting.
In 2012, 62% of youngest voters showed disintrest in the political process. " This is a clear sign why the voting age should not be lowered. Instead of arguing about lowering the voting age, we should be looking into alternatives to encourage the people who
Third, citizens that are less than 18 should not be allowed to vote because they 're not educated enough. “...that suggested younger teenagers are more likely to cast a ballot than their slightly older peer”(Shin 2). Maybe there 's less older people but is best to have fewer educated people than a bunch of non educated students making bad decisions. “Offering that connection to younger teens could get them into the habit of voting for their rest of their lives”( Shin 2). This is not true because if they start at a really young age after a while their going to get lazy and not wanting to vote anymore.
As each new day passes, more and more people are born. The bigger, broader, and more diverse the youth generation becomes. As such, as each day passes more and more people turn 18; and they are able to become part of the Voting America. However, even though they have this sudden power and say into how the future of their country, their homes, most do not participate. Why is this the case though?