The Importance Of The Voting Process In The United States

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According to a CNN article of November 2016, about 55% of voting age citizens cast ballots this year (Wallace). In other words, it means that only one voting-age citizen out of two vote at the last general presidential election. Abraham Lincoln described democracy as the “Government of the people, by the people, for the people.” How can the people express it’s legitimate power if absenteeism is the rule?
In our Public Service Announcement, we are going to inform people about the voting process and invite them to vote. We would like to emphasize the importance of the election process by showing to the public that it is the expression of their political power. Furthermore, we want to explain that voting is more a citizen act than a political one that can affect everyone of us. Of course, we’re not going to talk about any opinions or political parties, but we want to focus on the voting process in the U.S. and the importance a vote.

Normative/mainstream perspective: According to Brookshire (2016) in Science News for Students, there are four main reasons why people choose not to vote. These reasons are the registration process, lack of higher education, the two-party system, and voter apathy (Brookshire, 2016) and unclear voting restrictions. First, the registration process takes a bit of work here in America. In most other countries, voter registration comes automatically with citizenship, however here we have to fill out paperwork prior to the actual act of voting
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