View Poll Results: Do you support mandatory voting?

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  • Yes, those who do not vote should be fined

    1 2.70%
  • Yes, those who do not vote should be jailed

    0 0%
  • No, people should have a choice whether to vote or not

    25 67.57%
  • No, however the government should establish an Election Day Holiday to allow everyone to vote

    16 43.24%
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    Re: Mandatory voting

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarcogito View Post
    I like the idea of a voting holiday. We could get rid of Columbus day.
    I like Columbus Day. The man discovered America, for Chrissake!

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    Re: Mandatory voting

    Quote Originally Posted by Smart View Post
    How do you feel about mandatory voting?
    It defeats the purpose.
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    Re: Mandatory voting

    Quote Originally Posted by lunchbox View Post
    I like Columbus Day. The man discovered America, for Chrissake!
    The vikings beat him to it by about 400 years.
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    Re: Mandatory voting

    Absolutely not. There's far too many ignorant people out there; their ill conceived opinions would only serve to damage the nation.

    In fact, I'm more inclined to support the idea that voting should be allowed for only certain kinds of people; not every dolt needs a say in politics or important issues.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lokiate View Post
    The vikings beat him to it by about 400 years.
    The prehistoric humans beat them to it by several thousand years.

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    Re: Mandatory voting

    Quote Originally Posted by Lokiate View Post
    The vikings beat him to it by about 400 years.
    I guess you win, then.

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    Re: Mandatory voting

    Quote Originally Posted by Lokiate View Post
    The vikings beat him to it by about 400 years.
    We have a Leif Erikson Day. Why not make Columbus day the same? Unofficial.
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    Re: Mandatory voting

    Lol nothing screams free country like "Vote or else we throw you in jail." You'd have to give everyone the day off for starters. I'd rather focus on preventing or otherwise discouraging the uninformed from voting. Something like waving a candy bar across the street from voting booths, or turning on a TV in the parking lot with Idol reruns.

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    Re: Mandatory voting

    Quote Originally Posted by Smart View Post
    How do you feel about mandatory voting?

    Personally, I oppose it. However it would help fix our elections, by getting the youth out to vote.
    What on Gods' Green Earth makes you think that adding in more of our least-informed, least-experienced, least-wise populace to the voter rolls with "fix our elections"?

    I've been (and posted on here before) in favor of a Federal Holiday for elections. The current system makes it harder for people with jobs and kids. But the last thing we need is mandatory voting. Not only would it likely be unconstitutional (per the SCOTUS decision on Obamacare), it would have deleterious effects on our body politic. Our problem now is too many low-information voters, not too few.

    Make it a holiday. Then add a poll test, based on the US citizenship exam. If you can't name the three branches of government, sorry, buddy, evidently you aren't clued in enough to be trustworthy with the governance of the worlds' hegemon.

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    Re: Mandatory voting

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    What on Gods' Green Earth makes you think that adding in more of our least-informed, least-experienced, least-wise populace to the voter rolls with "fix our elections"?

    I've been (and posted on here before) in favor of a Federal Holiday for elections. The current system makes it harder for people with jobs and kids. But the last thing we need is mandatory voting. Not only would it likely be unconstitutional (per the SCOTUS decision on Obamacare), it would have deleterious effects on our body politic. Our problem now is too many low-information voters, not too few.

    Make it a holiday. Then add a poll test, based on the US citizenship exam. If you can't name the three branches of government, sorry, buddy, evidently you aren't clued in enough to be trustworthy with the governance of the worlds' hegemon.
    Allow me to explain.

    The youth are overwhelmingly pro-gay marriage, pro-term limits, pro-marijuana legalization, pro-prostitution legalization, etc.

    Their voices being heard on these issues will easily get them passed in most states.
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    Re: Mandatory voting

    Lots of people seem to be stating definitively that compulsory voting would increase the number of "uniformed" people voting but is there any kind of evidence backing that up? Are all the politically informed people currently voting actually well informed or are they voting on the basis of bias and misinformation?

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