Mandatory voting makes large numbers of people vote, which will make the country run more efficiently because the election was based on the hopes and aspiration of the people for the future leader. Voting should be made compulsory because its positive effects exceeds its negative
For many years, America’s voting system has been criticized, with the main point of interest being the Electoral College. Some say that the Electoral College is necessary to streamline and simplify the voting process, while others say that it is outdated and takes away power from American citizens. After investigating the subject, it is clear that the Electoral College should be abolished due to the three major defects its critics find in the system; its undemocratic nature, its tendency to give small states’ votes too much power, and its disastrous effects on third-party candidates. The first, and possibly largest, defect in the Electoral College is its undemocratic nature. A professor of political science once said that “the Electoral College violates political equality” (Edwards 453).
To remedy the digital divide, people are allowed to request a paper ballot to be sent to their residence. This applies to civic engagement, because it may be important for people who are trying to get others involved to use online and paper methods. After the study was completed, Cann found that there is very little difference between the knowledge gained from the paper voter guide and the postcard. Cann used several measurements of knowledge to determine how voters gained information from the two methods. Measurements included recognition on the ballot, recall of candidate names, recognition of candidate information, ballot issue information, combined with subjectiveness level of informedness and voter turnout rates.
Concept: The Importance of Voting Article: “Patriot Connectors to Discuss Importance of Voting” My article began by introducing a group named the Patriot Connectors, and the entirety of the article expressed the group 's views on why people should vote and exactly how important voting is to American society. The group states that not voting or not even being registered to vote in essence, undermines America 's representative democracy. They attribute the lack of voters being related to the fact that many feel that their votes do not matter in a government system they see as unfair or rigged. The article relays the fact that voting is something citizens learn to do.
By examining their respective statistical outcomes and implications on the political landscape, the perspective of system effectiveness can be determined. It is also important to understand that in the event of a change in electoral systems or any case of electoral reform, voter engagement and response to electoral issues and events will be altered compared to the original format and experience. Historically, in periods of increased popularity toward electoral reform, there are certain benchmarks that tend to stay constant. Voter turnout tends to follow a significant decline in such periods of time as well as significant increases in opposition support for electoral reform in the same period (Leduc, 2009, 23; Elections Canada, 2019). However, the Ontario Citizen’s Assembly, a group of randomized Ontario citizens designed to educate the selected group members and create a proposal for whether electoral reform in Ontario would be beneficial and the specific type of electoral reform that would be the most beneficial.
“ While compulsion of any kind is a restriction, so is the compulsion to drive only on the right side of the road.” ( “Is It Time To Consider Mandatory Voting Laws? Worsening Voting Statistics Make a Strong Case.” by John W. Dean.) One way voter turnout can increase is by compulsory (required) voting.
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
Abi H. Civic Reflection Issue 1- Change in Point of View: In Canada, voter turnout has become a major issue; as there is a large amount of the population that does not vote in elections. Back in 2008, a total of 58% of the countries` population voted in the election. This is a startling low number, which since has begun to increase only slightly in recent years. In a democratic society, voting is essential for it to function with its full potential. Doing so enacts one of your basic responsibilities as a citizen, as well as shows that you are staying involved in your community and government.
America is regarded highly in the world, due to its economic, political, as well as social development. As countries mature politically, voter turnout is expected to increase. This is the case for most industrialized nations who experience an average voter turnout above 70%. However, it is troubling to see that America still lags below 60% in voter turnout. Viewed as one of the healthiest democracies in the world, the United States is always referred to as an example that other countries should follow.
I decided to register to vote in the end of August. The whole process of registering was a lot easier than I was expecting. I went online to find the paper copy to print of and mail into the courthouse and found an online option for registering. I decided I would do that instead, because my handwriting is messy, I’m impatient, and I don’t have a lot of confidence in the mailing system. I was expecting a giant form about three pages long that I would have to fill out about myself in order to receive my voter registration and it was way shorter.
Voting Is An Important American Issue During my personal experience during an election, I believe that each arguement is a very compelling and potentially problematic concern. Each method of voting has a potential flaw, such as , paper ballots can be tampered with, stolen, or even hard to read in some cases. On the more positive side the paper method can be very easy to use for all people including those who are disabled, the instructions are clear, the choosing of candidates are simple, and for the elderly it 's easy as well, because not everyone is a computer whiz and would rather choose a method to which they are more comfortable like paper and pen, because evryone in our nation at one point or another have been to school and used old fashion paper and pen; Computer Technology wasn 't always around.
We pay our bills online, order groceries online, book a doctor’s appointment, make banking transactions, fix our car ride, and more. But we are yet to vote for the elections from our smartphones or iPads, isn’t it? By 2025 that should change. World governments are keen to implement online voting.
Voting represents the collective choice, during the voting process, individuals' preferences are taken together, and eventually they aggregate their diverse opinion into a social choice. Although there are many alternative voting systems, they cannot always deliver in all situations. The reason is stated by Arrow, and it shows that it is impossible to find a perfect system. Therefore, it is important to weigh up the strength and weakness, then choose appropriate method among various alternative