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Should American citizens be required to vote, as they are in some countries?

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Poll Results: 6,915 votes
62%
No. Some people don't care, or don't know enough about the issues or candidates to make an informed decision.
 
32%
Yes. It is a civic duty, and the results would truly represent the American people.
 
6%
Other.
 



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Dave C.
Tuesday November 4, 2014, 1:41 PM


required no, but maybe rewarded with a tax break or deduction.........what I want though is an educated electorate that doesn't just vote based on one issue.....

I encourage the US to make Veterans Day and election day one and the same and make it a national/federal holiday....off for schools, banks, etc.....

Nimue P.
Sunday August 17, 2014, 5:23 PM


I believe so.

da c.
Friday March 28, 2014, 10:38 AM


I don't think forcing people to vote is consistent with the American way. However, I would not object to some form of incentive to encourage voting.

Judy T.
Tuesday December 24, 2013, 2:17 PM


No. It's a privilege, not an obligation to vote. This is not a dictatorship ... yet.

Sue H.
Friday December 13, 2013, 9:03 PM


No.

John S.
Wednesday November 13, 2013, 12:08 AM


No.

John B.
Sunday November 10, 2013, 2:27 PM


No.

Alan Lambert
Saturday October 26, 2013, 5:52 AM


I would support it IF there's an option in every race to vote either "present" or "none of the above"

Alan Lambert
Saturday October 26, 2013, 5:51 AM


I would support it IF there's an option in every race to vote either "present" or "none of the above"

JL A.
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 11:04 AM


inconsistent with the US system of law and rights



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