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4c6c98ae9aa0c54550c746577a2da479?d=mm Andrew Lemmons

Proposed Jun. 24, 2020

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Propose residents of KC receive $50 tax credit for checking in at their polling station during Congressional elections. Voting isn’t required to receive the tax credit. Low voter turnout leads to bad politicians, bad laws, and bad policies. It’s time to finally incentivize voting. Versions of this have been successful in raising voter turnout in other countries (however they tend to punish nonvoting rather than reward voting). 

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Margaret Stump (06/26/2020)
I think this is a bad idea. All you will accomplish is getting uninformed people casting ballots without knowing anything about the candidates and issues. If they can't be bothered to vote without getting a $50 tax credit for showing up at the voting precinct, then they probably haven't bothered to invest any time in studying the candidates and issues. An uninformed vote is worse than no vote at all.

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