God no, voting is like singing; no one should be encouraged to do it. If you don't have the self-motivation to get to the polls, I don't want your vote to count.
it wouldn't matter our elections are already huge shams
That would poison the well of free choice.
No, we have enough uninformed voting now.
No, apathy has its own momentum...
As long as there is also a requirement for service in public office.
How would it be enforced? And what type of voting are you talking about?
Yeah, I think State elections would be a more realistic goal.
no. but they should increase public knowledge of it. run commericals on tv, ask google to let a person know where in their area the booth is, perhaps even send a voter registration form to all houses
you're supposed to be able to vote by mail but it doesn't always work (like after a natural disaster). you should be able to vote online, why don't you tell your congressman about that? they should also play patriotic songs
Online voting = sham election.
Washington State is full vote by mail already. My wife's late grandmother still gets a ballot every election. My MIL has informed the County Clerk's office several time, that she is dead, but they refuse to remove her from the voters rolls or to stop sending out the ballots to her. What happens if family moves out of that home? The new residents get her ballot, will they be honest and shred it or will they try to vote with it? Hopefully the former and not that latter.
if you know how to the voting goes, that doesn't actually make much difference but it is stupid
Only if a 'none of the above' option is included.
Yep. In my opinion it would fix a lot of things. If that was the law early voting and (a free) voter ID would be the norm, as well as absentee ballots, extended hours, and more poll workers in the largest districts. If we have to wait more than 2 hours to vote. There's a BIG problem.
And the punishment for not voting should be what? People would not have to wait 2 hours if some citizens were a little responsible and registered to vote ahead of time.
Online and text voting would be asking for fraud, duh. Justshootme, why do you think i put early voting and extended hours in there? Secondly, we wouldn't have to register voters every election if certain red states would stop purging the rolls illegally (http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/stateroundup/appeals-court-rules-florida-voter-purge-violated-federal-law/2173054). We might be able to vote if certain red states stopped eliminating early voting (http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/victory-voting-ohio) and punishing people for getting out of line to pee (http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/victory-voting-ohio) We also wouldn't have to wait a long time if certain red states would stop closing polling stations in predominately minority or inner city areas (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/11/florida-polling-locations_n_4765982.html - From the Bradenton Herald ). And Finally no one would have an issue with voter ID if it was a free photo ID issued by the state. And If you didn't vote I'd say a $100 fine seems appropriate.
The poor cant afford a 5 dollar ID but 100 dollars every time they dont vote. Do you pre- read this stuff in your head before posting? I never mentioned online voting. There is enough voter fraud as it is.
The online voting response was directed at devil peeks who answered before you. Ignore that. Secondly, Why do you assume the poor are the ones who don't vote? Secondly, I had to pay 50 dollars for my photo ID, where the hell do you live that a id is five bucks?
rid of the Torries
why? the people dont decide who gets into power, the banks do
I'd rather people not vote if they have no information on who/what they're voting for.
What works for one country may not work for another.
US isn't really a democracy.
Because then even more idiots would vote.
No, it wouldn't. People who want to vote, should go out and vote..the illiterate, the inept, the uninformed, hopefully stay far away. As you can see by the 2008 and 2012 election results, the uninformed, inept and illiterate voted more so than they had in earlier elections..and look how ****** we are.
They don't vote because they don't care who wins the election. Democrats didn't have to win in 2008, or 2012..and simply disagreeing is not the reason I call them inept and illiterate. I refuse to think someone with a brain functioning at normal levels, or someone who could read, would vote for a man who has, essentially, no political history..and what history he had managing, and his career as a lawyer, were both horrible failures..and a man who had an abysmal first term. Someone with a functioning brain would conclude this is a bad investment for the country. Someone who is literate would have read about his failures and this, not voted for him.
Bush went downhill in 2006, when Democrat shad both House and Senate. Surprising? Not. Obama is a horrific president, and not at ALL accomplished in any way, shape, or form. He was a community manager, he failed at it. He was a Senator, he failed to take a stand on anything, much less vote on anything of meaning. His foreign policy is worse than abysmal. His economic policies are horrific. His promises were, as expected, nothing but fluff meant to bribe unintelligent voters. He has increased the debt by a grotesque degree. He is petty. He is arrogant. He throws tantrums when he doesn't get his way. Need I continue?
Obama had no accomplishments before his presidency.
like some of the Commie countries? Don't think so.