Voter Turnout

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Low voter turnout is a big issue in the United States. On average only about 50% of our citizens vote, which is problematic as it means a small percentage is selecting our government representatives. Interestingly, more than 80% of registered voters turn out for elections. It makes you wonder if this is a sign that voting registration laws are part of the problem. In today's free American Government video, Professor Mark Rom discusses different views on voting registration and what we can do to encourage and improve voting. It's interesting to see the restrictions our country has put on voting registration, how they've evolved over the years, and the impact they've had on voting.

This is a very important topic as voting is our opportunity to express our political views and have an impact on our government. It doesn't matter what your political beliefs are, voting is not just a right, but also a civic duty we should take seriously. Professor Rom does a great job of presenting both sides of the issue so that you can decide what you think would be the best solution to increase voting in our country.


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This page contains a single entry by April Stockwell published on May 10, 2011 12:41 PM.

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