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.
"A vote is like a rifle it depends on the character of the user". said by Theodore Roosevelt. I believe that everyone should ‘vote in America, It would determine a better President, There would be less argument throughout the country, And the voting in America would improve a lot. The most people that are not happy about their President is the ones that don 't vote. 76% of people vote in the USA. Everyone should vote in America "If everybody in this country voted” the economist John Kenneth Galbraith said, “the Democrats would be in for the next 100 years”.
As citizens of The United States of America, voting is arguably one of the most important political rights we hold. Progressively throughout history more and more people were allotted this right, until it became a freedom of every legal citizen. Although, looking at the statistics we see that non-voting in America hits drastic percentages with the numbers of participants declining each time. This historic issue is neglected to be seen as a problem, and is still over looked by some political scientists. In E.E Schattschneiders book, The Semi Sovereign People, he explains why this is in fact an issue.
All american citizens are raised with the knowledge that they are required to participate in the governance of their nation. This is, perhaps, at odds with the execution of that participation. One of the issues with most individuals growing up in our society is one of agency. Many young people are told they are not ready to make decisions for themselves. That they lack experience and knowledge.
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.
“ 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.
Wow! I did not realize that the economy was set back 168 million dollars. I knew they spent millions, but did not know the true amount. I am in the same boat you are Kylee. I did not realize the voting age was changed after the Vietnam War.
What is an American? Coming from a family that traveled illegally from a different country to America it has shown me that the United States has a better opportunity and giving choices for a better life. An American is someone that has opportunity, freedom, and who can be patriotic. From my perspective an American is to have the right to be free, having an opportunity for education, work, having my own choices, to speak on my own word, take risk and many more. Another being American means to being united as one.
If various countries such as Austria, Argentina, Brazil, Germany, and the United Kingdom permits sixteen and seventeen year olds to vote, why can’t the United States do it too? Despite what the public claims, research has verified that the average sixteen year old’s political knowledge is parallel to a twenty one year old’s. Today, in order to vote, individuals are required to be eighteen or older, but at some point, sixteen and seventeen year olds will join. The voting age should be reduced to sixteen because it’s a far better age than eighteen to start voting, launches new opportunities, and makes it fair for those who are sixteen and seventeen.
Should the minimum age to vote stay at 18 or be lowered to 16? I believe that the voting age should stay at 18. Lowering the voting age would allow for younger, less educated individuals to vote. Decreasing the voting age would also increase the percentage of people who don 't want to vote. First, lowering the voting age to 16 would mean allowing less educated people to vote.
Specific Purpose: To inform the audience about the lack of participation of college students in elections. Introduction: Attention: According to a MSNBC article entitled The State of Youth Vote in America written by Ashley Spillane written on January 15th 2015, states that 12000 Americans turn 18 everyday, but only 23% of the eligible voters ages 18 to 29 actually participate in elections (Spillane).