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Professor Hagen U.S Government
Chapter 1 What If Citizens Were Required To Vote I disagree with the idea that every American should be required to cast a ballot it infringes the rights of the people and it would be considered unconstitutional, the constitution states that voting is a right and a privilege. People may choose not to vote due to religious reasons, such is the case for Jehovah’s witnesses or that some may choose not to vote because they do not agree with the candidates that are running for office. If we required every citizen to vote we are going against the constitution. America according to the constitution is a democracy which means the people have the power to make and change laws, so I feel voting should be left up to the people. It’s the people who influence and give power to the government not the other way around. If citizens were required to vote I do think that all citizens should be well informed on all the candidates and their issues because it will give them a broader perspective of the candidates that are running for office and it would give the people a little more knowledge on how to cast their vote for the right candidate. The possible implications of such a change to the electoral system would effect the constitutional rights of its citizens in that the constitution laws would have to be changed in order for this reform to be passed or a law would have to be enacted from the right to vote to all citizens must vote.