Only 36.7% of eligible US voters submitted ballots in the 2014 elections. What steps could be taken to increase eligible voter turnout numbers in the US and beyond? What would motivate eligible voters to get to the polls?
I think there should be constructive alignment between three categories in order to encourage voters to go out. There should be constructive alignment between the world problems as people experience them and between the different standards designed to measure the world d ... more
Michael Ramirez (@smartideamaster) |
on 12th Sep 2017
Fairly simple, most people will not vote for various reasons. Give them a monetary reason and they just might make the effort. Give everyone that participates a small tax deduction. I understand that voting is the duty of every citizen and should be done willingly withou ... more
As a national holiday, election day would become a true tradition that people treat as a civic duty. It will especially benefit off-year elections where interest groups often try to enact measures with narrow support.
This should be required by law. In other words, blacking out any candidate should be outlawed. Equal exposure is not equal time. It means if one candidate gets 1 hour prime time or front page coverage, so do all other candidates from every party. The coverage should show ... more
Democracy is not a spectator sport. It requires the people participate to work properly. People should be automatically registered upon reaching voting age and/or become naturalized. Voting is a Civic Duty, therefore it should be mandatory. Non-compliance should be subje ... more
1. I saw fewer commercials for the 2016 Presidential voting campaign season (more commercials) and 2. a ground game should have been prepared to get voters out who had travel problems. Buses should have been ordered for the elderly and the poor who might have been inbe ... more
The effect is people who don't vote are taxed more. People who vote would vote for this. People who wouldn't vote for this are likely to not show up to voice their opinions, but if they do - it worked!
An hour-by-hour schedule designed by voter last name to expedite lines. For example, people who show up within a pre-designated time frame are allowed to enter an "EZ-Pass" line where only people with the first letter of their last name can enter the line. Standard lines ... more