AP United State Government and Politics
Unit 2 Essay
Due: October 29, 2012
Today, with the advent of the modern media, political interests, and politics are a non-stop entity that will never go away. Ironically, voter turnout is at its lowest since the turn of the Twentieth Century. Two reasons for the low turnout can be found in inadequacies which occur in the United States and are unheard of in many member states of the European Union, and other Industrialized democracies. The first problem is that there is no consequence for not voting, the other being the difficulty of voter registration. These problems have both great affects on the government’s legitimacy, and might as well cause mis-representation of the United States abroad by electing a reprentative (the President) which could possibly represent the “American-Ideal” incorrectly causing problems with potential allies. Consequences, they are what push people to move. This principle can easily be applied to voting. In Australia, Hungary, and many other countries there is a voting tax, but it is...