Advocating for the introduction of compulsory voting in the United States

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2021-01-01
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Schwake, Benjamin
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Amy Erica Smith
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Political Science
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Political Science
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Among the most developed democracies in the world, the United States has had one of the lowest turnout rates spanning decades. Low voter turnout stifles the ability of policymakers to accurately represent their constituents and serve their needs. This policy proposal argues that introducing compulsory voting at the federal level can increase voter turnout, and thus improve representation in government. The proposal details what would need to be included in a constitutional amendment.

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