United States Political Issue: Voting Rights

It is the right of any American citizen to vote in a variety of elections. The most common election occurs every four years and is known as the presidential election. In this election, senators are chosen and elected into office as well. Every two years there are local elections for state and county officials as well as city officials.

While voting rights are extended to every American Citizen, they were not always available to those who wanted to voice their opinion. Back in the 1950s neither black citizens nor women were afforded the right to vote, which left out a majority of the population when it came to electing officials. 

It is considered a civil right listed in the Constitution that everyone shall have a right to vote. It took many lawsuits and the abolishing of slavery and apartheid for the minority races to be able to choose who they wanted to serve in office. As of 2011, immigrants are not allowed to vote, but they can apply for citizenship which will give them the right to vote in future elections.  Every citizen of Untied States above the age of 21 is allowed to vote.


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