Is it right to force someone to vote? 

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mkoren | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

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It is never right to force a person to vote. While people should vote because that is part of their civic responsibility, it is an individual decision.

In our country, people should thoroughly research an issue or the candidates running for office before voting. By becoming familiar with all the aspects of an issue, a person will be better able to cast a wise vote. The same is true when voting for a candidate. A person should study each candidate’s position on the issues before casting a vote. This will allow an individual to cast an informed vote.

Additionally, in no circumstances should a person be forced to vote for a certain candidate. That is not how our system of having free elections works. People should be able to vote how they want and for whom they want based on making an informed decision.

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