Should everybody vote?

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This is going to be written mostly in my opinion but if you think you have a good idea as well make sure to put it in the commets. Let's get started.

What Is Voting?

I will soon get into the big question later on, but first we shall talk about WHAT IS VOTING? Usually adults over 18 vote for who they think would do a good job on controlling the city borough and if they are lucky, country. In Britain, many people vote each year. But in some occations they might have to vote again like what happened during the time when the Brexit vote was going on.

How To Vote?

You would mostly ask adults this question but I have been to a polling station before. Most people vote in the polling station but because it is quite far for some people, they vote by post. Voting by post is much easier than voting in a polling station. Firstly, it is because it comes to your house and secondly it is because it takes just a couple of minuets. All you have to do is write who you want for and then send it to the address where it will get counted. It is simple and you have lots of time to do what you want to do. Just like that, it is counted and you know if you won or not. (Please remember , I am not telling you how you vote).

Now to the big question!

Should Everybody Vote?

Personally, I think it should be people from 13- 16 and over( of course)! Because that is approximatly the age were teenagers understand the concept of voting. It is just like when 16 year olds learn how to drive. I chose this age due to the fact that around that age most teens start to revise for GCSE and they know what is right and wrong. As well, they have RESPONSIBILITY for their choices and they know who has the POWER to lead the country.

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Comments (13)

  • tom Tom @ the BNC
    20 Jan 2020

    We already have a question about whether young people should be allowed to vote. Here, we could talk about whether everyone should HAVE TO vote? Can anyone find out where in the world where people HAVE TO vote, by law? Is this a good idea?

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  • Hammond School logo daring_date | Hammond Junior School B
    20 Jan 2020

    I think that every body should be allowed to vote because if kids have their own opinion than they need to share their opinion with others because they are still apart of our world. I feel like kids don't have anything that they need to be responsible for and if they have a responsibility than they will have practise for when they are older because at this point no kids really know how to vote like an adult and at this age they just copy what their friends vote. They could organise a kids vote where only kids can vote. So therefore every one should have a chance to vote.

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  • Hammond School logo awesome_vegetable | Hammond Junior School A
    21 Jan 2020

    I think that only adults should be able to vote
    Children don’t know a lot about politics meaning they can easily make the wrong choice
    - young children do not watch the news so they will not know what is going on so they won’t know what the vote is for
    -Children would usually copy their parents design meaning they will not have their own opinion
    This is why I think that only people 18 older should be able to vote in democracy

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    1. Arnhem-Wharf-logo-250x250.jpg willing_flight | Arnhem Wharf Primary School
      awesome_vegetable's comment 21 Jan 2020

      But they might learn in their school and if they are in secondary their teachers can teach them about politics and they can have a polling station in their school

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School invigorated_tornado | Lyons Hall Primary School C
    21 Jan 2020

    Everyone should be able to vote because there is no one that can not make a difference. Greta is doing the right thing, she may be small but everyone is realizing. One small person can make a huge difference!

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School sceptical_bassoon | Lyons Hall Primary School C
    21 Jan 2020

    No because people might be silly about it. If we did then someone might write swear words or something. Therefore i think it was a good move that we were allowed to vote only if your over eighteen. Children will not know whats happening so they could vote for someone who just wants the money.

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  • Hammond School logo awesome_vegetable | Hammond Junior School A
    22 Jan 2020

    If we don’t have an age limit young children could still vote and they won’t know anything

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg mindblowing_clarinet | Boutcher C of E Primary School B
    22 Jan 2020

    There has to be a age limit otherwise people who don't understand such as young children under the age of 6 they could vote for the person who is wearing their favourate colour for instense and then tell their friends to vote for them when the MP they are voteing for someone who is going to do the worst job

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  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg brilliant_blackberry | Noel Park Primary School
    23 Jan 2020

    There are many countries around the world where compulsory voting is in place. In Australia, it is a legal requirement for everyone over the age of 18 to vote. In Belgium, everyone has to go to their local polling station but it is not compulsory for them to cast a legal vote. In North Korea, everyone over 17 has to vote but they don’t have a choice of who to vote for (only one name is listed on the ballet paper); it is used more to check who is and who isn’t in the country.

    There are good things about compulsory voting, for example you can be sure of a high voter turn out because everyone has to vote whether they want to or not. It might also increase interest in politics and improve political awareness across the country.

    In my opinion, there are negatives than positives. I feel that voting should be a right rather than an enforced duty as it is in countries where compulsory voting is in place. Some people would argue that it goes against freedom of speech, since people should have the freedom to say nothing if that is what they want. Some people may have no wish to give support to the political system and I think they shouldn’t be forced to vote if this is the case. In addition, it might end up with people who have no knowledge or interest in politics voting for a random party, just because they have to, which may negatively affect voting results.

    Does anybody think compulsory voting can be a good thing?

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      brilliant_blackberry's comment 23 Jan 2020

      Fantastic reasoning. Your point about having a right to NOT do something is interesting too. Can you think of any examples where this is the case?

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  • Halsnead logo reflective_glacier | Halsnead Primary School
    23 Jan 2020

    Everyone should be able to vote

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  • Hammond School logo versatile_molecule | Hammond Junior School B
    03 Feb 2020

    I do not think everyone should be allowed to vote. I think this because:
    Firstly, young people might not know much about politics, according to an official survey just 31% of 16 to 24-year-olds where interested in politics. This means that a lot of them might not know who to vote for, and due to this might spoil their ballot. In addition to this, voting for some people, can put pressure on the person: they might be worried that they will make the wrong choice.
    Secondly, some people have got something wrong with their heads. What I mean by that is some people are just evil and don't care about anything. For example: yesterday, a terrorist, in London, started attacking people with a knife, the police shot him dead. The police found a book that contained the terrorists life goals: they were was dying a martyr {a kind of killer}and going to paradise. How can we trust these kinds of people to vote, these types of people want the worst for everyone.
    Daring Date, I understand what you mean, Children should be able to decide there own future and currently we cannot, For example: Brexit will change all our lives and the millions of Children did not have a say however, allowing children to vote means that there will be added pressure on them: peer pressure, worrying about who to vote for, fearing they might make the wrong choice, the well-being of the child might be effected.
    I agree with Awesome Vegetable, most kids have the same views as their parents, this means that they might not have their own true opinion, I think that kids should not be allowed to vote because they need time to develop their opinions.
    In addition to this, some people might have particular mental conditions, for example: There is a person who is like a Grandma to me and my brother, she has a dementia, this means that she forgets a lot, voting, for people with conditions like this, would be extremely difficult. People who have similar conditions to her might want to vote and currently can vote but I do not think this is a good idea because they might not remember certain things and make a decision that they don't believe in.
    Concluding my argument, I do not think everyone should be allowed to vote because some people might be young and not know much about politics, some people have mental conditions, some people are pure evil and want the worst for everyone.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      versatile_molecule's comment 03 Feb 2020

      You've given a range of developed reasons here, versatile_molecule. There's an interesting question about whether those have committed crimes should be allowed to vote. People like the one you mention are very few, and perhaps a better example would be crimes which are more frequent and common.

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