I would like to respond to the letter that was written by Mr. Kupfner Sr. in regard to passing a law that requires citizens to vote. First of all I agree with Mr. Kupfner that all Americans have a right to vote as they have the freedom to do so thanks to the men and women in the armed forces. But, I will have to disagree on the subject of passing a law that require citizens to vote or pay a fine if they do not vote.
Mr. Kupfner needs to understand there are people out there who have no way of getting to the polling place to vote and also some people have jobs with hours that prevent them from voting day or night. So, I think a law to force people to vote is out of the question because it is a given right to vote or not to vote. Folks who live in rural areas, folks who have a disability and folks who have no way of getting out to vote are some of the main reasons why people are not out there voting. And there are some who don't want to vote as well and they have that right not to.
I am sure there some cities and states do have things in place to help those who wish to vote, but there may not be any type of help for those in other cities and/or states. Cities and states that do not have things in place should do so, that way more people who wish to vote can do so and making it a law is not one of them.
Christine M. Dodd