It is not power that makes a person corrupt but giving power to a corrupt person that troubles the entire system and its people. Currently, there are gaps between the urban and rural areas of India when it comes to critical issues such as growth and development. The introduction of mandatory voting would sound the starting gun on the race to win over the middle or floating voter, and because winning over these types of voters would be the priority, politicians would be more likely to hone in on some of the bigger issues. This therefore is not making any progress into how the public as a whole wants their country to be run. Some common reasons that come to mind without pondering a lot are: health issues of voters; which might bar them from exercising vote with a perception that no election is important than their health. In their heyday, national civic institutions organized along federal lines performed these functions as well, but they too have undergone a relentless decline. The recount allegedly skewed the results dramatically.
People that are unwilling or unable to become informed before they vote should be excused form the process, so that only a knowledgeable electorate will help steer the nation. Voting is not a duty but a right, and as with all rights, people must retain the ability not to exercise it. There is little evidence from countries that have compulsory voting that their electorates are more interested in politics or are better informed than those where voting is compulsory. The fallout from the referendum has been cross-party political meltdown, a currency crash, and a shock loss of market confidence that will most likely see the to the mainland. Politics is complicated, and some special interest groups do their best to obfuscate the issues. Without political participation from society, government, public interests, security and the very fabric of society would be at stake.
There have, of course, been many different variations of kratia that have permeated their way into modern discourse: autocracy, technocracy and plutocracy being just a few. Why the Australian Model Makes Sense for Democracies— Including Ours The most straightforward argument for near-universal voting is democratic. I believe in objective attempts to measure the scale of the issue rather than relying on innuendo, conjecture, rumors, and outright lies like you do. Turnout was 76% among the professional and managerial groups but only 57% among unskilled workers. This expenditure can be eliminated if voting were to be made compulsory. A student signs up to vote during National Voter Registration day at a high school in Escondido, California September 22.
The problem is, not all of them will receive a transplant. They relied on honest and wise people to represent the people to lessen the probability of mob rule. Another major reason could be male chauvinistic attitude of Indian men ; who always underestimate thoughts and actions of their women. Hill argues that legal recognition of the right not to vote is a dangerous path to tread. One of the main arguments for Britain adopting a compulsory voting system is to facilitate higher rates of electoral participation after poor turnouts in the last two general elections, were only 59. Whether if you like the candidates or not is a different story but voting is important to everyone as a nation. Election day should be a paid holiday.
I might suggest a double voting system where two independent voting authorities accept your two votes and tally the parrallel results independently. And how did they get a reply listed twice simultaneously? Candidates unwilling or unable to engage in persuasion would be more likely to lose. What happens to the concept of freedom if I live in a society that mandates what I must or must not do, including the choices I want to make, that does not seem to jive with the definition of freedom to me. Creating awareness amongst people for voting is not the way to ensure that everyone castes their votes. This is often referred to as mandatory voting, although Australian voters are not required to cast marked ballots. If political rhetoric cooled a bit, the intensity of polarization would diminish, improving the prospects for post-election compromise.
These citizens who are informed, keep up with current events, and take the time to vote voluntarily because they recognize the importance of it should be rewarded. On the other hand, you have those who censure the choice of those who consciously avoid performing their civic duty, exercising their franchise and having a say in the shape their government takes. Voting Should Be Made Compulsory Introduction Voting is not just a right, it is also a responsibility. Plus, this would also spread information of the public opinion about that particular candidate. Many assert that not voting is a fundamental right, a free expression of political discontent. Forcing people into voting when they are disengaged from the politic process will exacerbate this problem; no one likes doing something simply because they have to. I think that every person should vote because it really changes their future.
Some people are just not interested in politics and they should have the right to abstain from the political process. The government should be trying to engage people by other means, not compulsory voting. I can hear them right now carping how this will support racial bias in America. If they are not interested, they are not interested! Averell Harriman Chair in Governance Studies at the. There would also, in all likelihood, be another seismic political shift shaped by the makeup of the newly enfranchised and currently underrepresented groups. Finally the compulsory voting makes no sense if a lower voter apathy is the only reason. If Indian voters are encouraged to exercise their right to vote, strength in numbers can eliminate electoral malpractices.
Citizenship classes are irrelevant here; having them doesn't negate the need for compulsory voting. No, the question is should the govt plunder wealth to support functional people who do not want to work or take care of themselves? The school system should value important suffragettes just as much as presidents so people are more aware of the suffrage and then they would be more likely to want to vote. Those who do not bother to take an interest in politics are freeloading on those citizens who do take this seriously. These factors were partly offset by a democratization of the electorate through the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that empowered African Americans, particularly in the South, and by the 26th Amendment to the Constitution that lowered the voting age to 18 throughout the country in 1971. Another figure seen as worrying low would give fuel to those who say our democracy is broken and to those who recommend radical solutions to fix it.
For a start, not voting when you have the right to is disrespectful to a lot of people. There is no question that many people are disengaged with politics, as reflected recently by some both on a local and national level. If this is too strong an infringement on the civil rights of a citizen, perhaps they should consider their right to consider themselves as such. The voter apathy in Canada in the 2004 federal elections was so high, that politicians are now searching for a method to increase the turnout. Reinforcing the argument for obligatory voting is that it leads to considerably higher voter turnouts. A voter ranks the candidates in order of preference. Indeed, several studies have confirmed that than men when quizzed on their country specific political knowledge.