In the world of politics, voting is one of the most vital aspects to politicians, the local community, and the state. It gives the people who live in the communities a chance to let their voice and opinions be heard through their choice of who they want to represent them in political office or to take care of their town or city. Although many share this opinion, there are people who do not care to vote and do not get involved in politics. What is the underlying reason for this group of people to distance themselves from political affairs? Registering to vote can be a deterrent for many people because it requires effort to file all the correct paperwork and stay in good standing, which may be the cause for low voter turnout within Texas.
There are several reasons for the low voter turnout at elections in the United States compared to the rest of the world, but the main reasons have to do with the culture. The current generation is growing up in a period of liberty, equality, and democracy. They are enjoying the fruits of uprisings done by their ancestors to secure civil rights and liberties such as voting rights. This makes it hard for them to appreciate and value their voting rights. For them it is part of their political system and they can do whatever they want with it.
Darby Leaf Intro to Soc 4/6/17 I am going to start this week’s discussion out by defining the term dictatorship. A dictatorship is a form of government that restricts the right to participation politically to a small group, or even a single individual. A dictatorship could can censor information, and limit suffrage to the public. According to the reading, knowing who officially makes the decisions, says little about how the choices are actually made. Even though there are voting rights in modern day America, the voting rate is surprisingly low, struggling to even reach 60 percent.
Hey jackson! I completely agree what you said in your discussion. The low voter turnout should not be worried about and that it is a good thing in general. The people should not vote if they are not interested or are not educated on the election. As you said, If you introduce and educate the people on politics this should help the low voter turnout in time.
1. As many of us know, union political action takes four basic forms: (1) financial support to candidates favoring union positions, (2) volunteer work by union members in campaigns, (3) endorsement of candidates and get-out-the-vote efforts, (4) and lobbying. All of the above forms are important in our cause but what I believe I should be assigned to lead the endorsement of candidates and get-out-the-vote efforts. Unions have put in a substantially increased amount of volunteer and financial resources since 1995.
Ever since the 26th amendment was passed, eighteen year olds were allowed to vote. This new voting age led to this new age group showing less representation than older groups. It was then thought of in the Montgomery County to try and change this, so they lowered the voting age to sixteen. This new way of thinking was brought up to try and bring up the amount of young voters they see less of in elections. I support this new change because it seems like a good idea to let younger people have the chance to voice their opinions.
A voter registration drive will be held at Midtown Market in Paducah on Saturday, January 30. The Graves County High School Young Democrats will be sponsoring the event, but everyone, regardless of party affiliation, will be helped to register. The drive is a part of push for people in the state to vote more often. In the last election only 31 percent of eligible voters showed up to the polls.
Compulsory voting Mandatory or compulsory voting is the practice of making the entire population vote. Political scientists argue about which is preferred, and there are definitely reasons why people support mandatory voting. However, in this day and age, we have moved on beyond the ‘divine right’ of rulers to rule. Voting is the body of democracy, and freedom is soul of voting.
Abstract Gamification is constantly affecting and changing our lives and the lives of everyone around us whether we are aware of it or not. Game design principles and elements are no longer restricted to games but also commonly applied in a wide range of industries ranging from Education to Health & Wellness. This paper aims to analyze gamification, some of the popular gamification techniques and presents examples of its usage in creating a boost in citizen involvement in their government activities, political policies, social activities and gain an awareness and understanding of the same. 1.0 Introduction Gamification
The 26th amendment states “The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.” My opinion on the 26 amendment is that the voting age should be lowered to 16 instead of 18. I also believe the 2nd amendment should be change which also expresses “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Changing the 26th amendment could gradually increase society being safer. I feel the 26th amendment should be change because people of teenage years seem to know just as much about politics as much as older people.