The Pros And Cons Of Voting

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Voting in today’s society has drastically improved than what it was a century ago. Even with the improvements of having all citizens being granted the right to vote, some states try to restrict certain individuals to be able to vote. The Editorial Board from the New York Times stated “The law, passed by a Republican-dominated legislature, imposed strict voter ID requirements, cutback early voting hours and eliminated same day registration” (Editorial Board) in their article Voter Suppression in North Carolina. These laws passed in North Carolina give a disadvantage to individuals who may not be able to get the certain ID types needed to vote, and people who cannot make normal voting hours to work would not be able to vote with no early voting times (Editorial Board). This phenomenon also can be shown in Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s work of the Declaration of Sentiments, “he has never permitted her to exercise her inalienable right to the elective franchise”, meaning women were not given the right to vote. As these documents are coming …show more content…
Especially with the voter ID laws in ACLU’s article, “Oppose Voter ID Legislation - Fact Sheet”. The idea of voting being a fundamental right, not a privilege can be shown throughout the article. (ACLU). Voting ID laws impact the low income, racial, and ethically different individuals otherwise known as the minorities in our society, even though the Supreme Court ruled that “states cannot value one person’s vote over another” (ACLU). With these laws enforced, the state’s value the vote of the white male than the one of a black woman for example, going against the Supreme Court’s ruling. This could be from the stereotypes that come with every race or group. State’s may believe the stereotypes and the unruly past of these individuals (minorities) and want to withhold their vote any way they can to not get into trouble, hence the lope