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Unformatted text preview: e may not like t o v ot e. One, being div ersion from t he workload and ot her being
laziness. To make sure t hat t hese reasons do not rule t he low t urnout , t he proposed mechanism should be adopt ed. The lazy
people will be oust ed from t he regist ered v ot ers list and would hav e t o pay a penalt y if t hey want t o v ot e t he next t ime. H owev er,
some of t hese smart lazy people will be able t o see t hat t hey could sav e a fine and t he t ime spent on t he process of regist ering by
going t o t he polling st at ion. And if t hey are just going t here, why not hav e at least some informat ion about t he part ies. This will
increase t he effect iv eness of a democracy , which will be addressed in Argument 3.
A r gument 2: Unfairness abolished
It is import ant t o not ice t hat polit icians place a lot of focus on making sure t hat t heir support ers go t o t he polling st at ions and
place t heir v ot es, wit hout regards t o t hose who would probably not v ot e. H owev er, if t he proposed mechanism is adopt ed and
v ot ing is made compulsory for all regist ered v ot ers, polit icians will now hav e t o make sure t hat most of t he regist ered v ot ers v ot e
for t hem. They will also hav e t o focus on t he hard labor workers who could somet imes not make it t o t he polling st at ions and
t hose people who did believ e t hat t he part ies were not any good t his elect ion period.
Con argued t hat “ t he dut ies and right s of cit izens are import ant ly different from t hose of t heir represent at iv es, because t he lat t er
hav e powers and responsibilit ies t hat t he former do not ...Cit izens do not owe t heir gov ernmen...
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