Should everyone have to vote?

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Hi my name is eager_chocolate,

Today I am going to talk about weather you should have to vote or not.

they should have to vote

They should have to vote because if they don't vote then it won't be fair.

They should have the choice

They should not have to vote because what if they can't decide or don't have time?

My opinion is that you should have to vote because it wouldn't be fair if only half voted.

What do you think?

thanks for reading eager_chcolate

Comments (17)

  • Hammond School logo funny_meteor | Hammond Junior School A
    16 Oct 2020

    I think you should vote because every vote counts well done eager_chocolate this is a great post.

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  • Hammond School logo entertaining_currant | Hammond Junior School A
    16 Oct 2020

    Good idea this post is really good I like what you did

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  • Hammond School logo productive_fig | Hammond Junior School A
    16 Oct 2020

    I think everyone should have the right to vote how could you explain further

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  • Hammond School logo polite_swan | Hammond Junior School C
    16 Oct 2020

    I think they should have to vote because you never know if your vote can make all the difference.

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  • Hammond School logo productive_fig | Hammond Junior School A
    16 Oct 2020

    Make it LONGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Hammond School logo interesting_spring | Hammond Junior School A
    16 Oct 2020

    Hi eager_chocolate. I don't agree with you because what if people don't know anything about the contestants or maybe they might not know anything about the election. People also have the right to choose whether they want to vote or not. Where it says it wouldn't be fair if only half voted, it would because amagine there wasn't that other half you would have to count up the votes anyway. So I think they should be able to choose to vote or not.

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  • Hammond School logo willing_radio | Hammond Junior School A
    16 Oct 2020

    I think everyone should be able to vote if they have lived in America for over a year. But not if they are younger than the age requirement.
    The reason why I think this is that, because if someone moves to America and they have been there for over a year I think they should have the right to vote!!


    For a Example Texas has 39 points and Alabama has 6 points but most people that live outside of America they move the Alabama and the population grows bigger than Texas population and as a result Alabama and Texas points will likely remain the same witch won’t be fair!
    And if I was a person in Alabama I would want to vote but I am not allowed because I am not really a American citizen!!

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  • priscilla.jpg EXPERT: Priscilla Santhosham @ KPMG
    16 Oct 2020

    You raise a very valid question here, eager_chocolate. In some countries (e.g. Australia) it is compulsory to vote and people are fined if they don't. You say that "you should have to vote because it wouldn't be fair if only half voted". Can you explain this further? In particular, what isn't fair about some people choosing not to vote?

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg decisive_redcurrant | Michael Faraday School
    16 Oct 2020

    this was a very. Interesting post But not everybody should have the right to vote because if you’re under 18 you cannot vote in America but also if you’re a non-American citizen you cannot wait either you can but you have to fill in a very difficult form and is very hard to get and also if you’re in Ex-felon You cannot vote either. So in my opinion I don’t think certain people shouldn’t get the right to vote And some people that are over 18 and are American citizens are not non American citizens Can still vote but they might not be mature enough to decide who they will vote it so that’s my opinion.

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg decisive_redcurrant | Michael Faraday School
    16 Oct 2020

    Also I personally think that you don’t have to be forced to vote because after all It’s your decision but if I was allowed to vote I would personally leave it because if you vote first off your voting to decide who will run your country and if they will make it better when it is in secondly You only have that chance of it you don’t want to let that that fly away and then you’ll regret it Thirdly Your vote counts your vote could change anything so that’s my opinion

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg comfortable_chemistry | Michael Faraday School
    17 Oct 2020

    I think that it should be compulsory to vote. I believe this to be the case because we should recognise the importance of how lucky we are that we have a say in how the country is run. In other countries, such as North Korea, there is a dictatorship in place - which means only one person in power can rule the country. To me, dictatorship is a war against the freedom of people. Looking back, dictatorships have usually ended in brutal and tragic events.
    To add to this, we should respect that we have the right to vote as people in the past have fought for us to. For example, the suffragettes were a group of women that continuously fought for their right to vote. This suggests we should not take it for granted, because we see voting as something normal and standard, whereas it took the suffragettes years of protesting to receive this right.
    In my opinion, it should be around the ages of 16+ because the youth are those who will be the next generation of people who rule the country. This will also make society a better place for the youth, because they will have a say in how the country is run. Young people are expected to follow the law, yet don't have a say in it.
    On the other hand, some may argue that 16 is too young for citizens to vote, because they might not have enough experience in life to know what they want. I disagree with this, because 16 is the age when you can work in the UK, which means they have adult responsibilities - but somehow they are denied the right to vote. However, I do understand some may not know enough about politics and may just want to follow their parents' decision, but it's important to realise knowledge and experience doesn't fit in the criteria for those who can vote.
    Thank you for your input in this discussion,
    comfortable_chemistry

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg chatty_philosophy | Michael Faraday School
    19 Oct 2020

    I think everyone should be able to vote but you dont have to if you dont want to.
    But you shouldn't be forced to vote .

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  • Hammond School logo productive_fig | Hammond Junior School A
    20 Oct 2020

    Do you think people under 18 should be allowed to vote

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