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

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

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Janis K.
Saturday January 30, 2016, 5:24 PM


Sue H.
Wednesday November 18, 2015, 10:42 PM


M.N. J.
Wednesday November 4, 2015, 1:16 PM

No, but Election Day should be a national holiday so that people CAN vote.

And not be forced to work, like some people now are forced to work on Thanksgiving.

Dimitris Dallis
Monday October 5, 2015, 12:09 PM

John has a good idea :)

M.N. J.
Saturday March 28, 2015, 12:10 AM


Barbara V.
Saturday March 21, 2015, 6:29 AM


John B.
Saturday February 28, 2015, 12:42 PM

Yes, but only if there is a option on the ballot to note that they showed up, like "Present, but not voting" or "Not informed enough".

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 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.

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