While we may be considered a democratic society, we do not involve enough of our citizens in the democratic process. Since most people do not vote we are not truly a democracy. If more eligible voters were to vote, it would greatly change how our political system currently works. A broader spectrum of voters would shape policies and decisions differently. The additional voters would aid in more accurately deciding upon what the entirety of society wishes.
Compulsory voting has proven to better represent the young, poor, and minorities who tend not to vote. However, it is not cost effective. The labor involved and the cost to pay for the jurisdiction and congressmen to pass it is extremely high. America would lose more money a year on this system and further drive down already struggling sectors such as social security and education by being forced to draw even more of their finds a way. As it stands now the concept is not constitutional, an altar to the first and twenty-fourth amendments would be required at least, and that would still not guarantee it to pass.
The likelihood of many of them voting is high, and some people want to keep it that way, unlawful as it may be. These illegal votes have been said to be “enough to change meaningful election outcomes including Electoral College votes and congressional elections, (https://ww2.odu.edu/~jrichman/NonCitizenVote.pdf).” Another point of contention will be that the setting up of a system of voter ID will be too costly and difficult, but in the long run, a system of Voter Identification can only benefit our
As voters around America get ready to vote serious consideration should be given towards Hillary Clinton based on her experience and past social reforms. With the election day quickly approaching it is imperative to be able to choose a candidate that can lead this nation forward. Somebody who can solve the slowly accumulating problems of this country and bring about change for the better. There are to comparable candidates in the major running that are polar opposites, this makes the race interesting pulling apart the seams of the people. There are a number of aspects that make each unlikely as well as unpopular to some but we will take a look as to why Clinton would be considered the more favorable opponent.
Voters respond when they have choices between candidates, the bigger their differences the more people are likely to go out and vote. In this type of circumstance it is highly impossible for an individual to go out and vote when as an individual we have no knowledge whatsoever over politics. This in my opinion happens to be another good reason as to why voting turnout in Texas is so low. Although it may be hard to believe there are so many individuals out there who have no common knowledge on the candidates who are running in the elections, which gives them a good reason not to go out and vote. People want to go out and vote for a candidate they have much information over and know what their capabilities are, and this is very difficult for an individual who may not even know who is running in the elections or what is going on in the political
In the United States some people want to lower the voting age to get more people involved in voting. Voter participation is not very great in America but I don’t believe that lowing the age would make things any better. I do believe that the US should not change the voting age from 18 to 16. This is due to the lack of young people who already don’t vote & the percentage of voter participation, although some countries may have luck when lowering the voting age. In America there is already a lack of younger people who take the time to vote.
The adult population might also be dwindling for a variety of reasons like increased migration to neighboring cities or increasing mortality rate. In fact, the reduced adult population might be the cause of the decrease birth rate. Consequently, without numbers that back the committee 's conclusion of the adult population increase, the argument falls apart. A census should be performed and juxtaposed with the previous known data about the adult population in Calatrava. If there is a significant decline in the adult population, it would not be justified to allocate additional funds to the adult population.
With the Electoral College people are “Ignoring New York, California and Texas or nearly 30% of the population”(Passage 3) People may not even get to choose who they vote for. With the electoral vote it makes states like Ohio more important than Rhode Island because it is a “swing state.” The process for the Electoral College is not even the same in some of the states because each state has it’s own rules. It also makes elections so much more complicated than it needs to be. The Electoral College takes away power from the people, and that is the foundation that this country was supposed to be built on. The Electoral College should be discontinued because it gets rid of the people’s power that they have in the nation, it makes makes it so that every vote is an important vote, and the whole Electoral College system is messed up since each state has their own rules.
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
The controversy is that registered voters show ID before they 're allowed to vote. The state had failed to meet its requirement, under the Voting Rights Act, to show that the measure would not disproportionately disenfranchise registered minority voters. Even using the data most favorable to the state, Hispanics disproportionately lack either a driver’s license or a personal identification card. The voter ID law very probably reduces turnout, but not by more than a couple of percentage points. And although Democratic voters may be more affected by the laws, some Republican voters will be disenfranchised by them, too.