Waiting Times at Ballot Boxes Draw Scrutiny.
American Government 2301
Instructor Mary Lou
“The New York Times” has published an article that relates to voting and the problems that people experience during the process. “Waiting Times at Ballot Boxes Draw Scrutiny” is the title of an article written by Jeremy Peters. He addresses some of the most important issues that pertain to the right of people to vote, their equal ability to do so and the government that has a responsibility before the citizens to provide best and accessible conditions to cast the vote. The article also gives some hints and clues to the separation between classes and minorities who have a different experience and possibility to vote. One major point of the article is that voting is one of the most important rights of people in relation to their freedoms and choice of government and so, proper conditions must be set to meet the needs of people. The second point that deserves attention is that the long waits and lines at the voting polls cost the government and parties votes. This greatly affects the choices that people make regarding the government they want to see in the office. The third point that requires solutions is that the statistics show that minority groups had to wait longer in line and they are the ones who had less opportunity to vote during their work hours or less flexible schedule. The audience of the article is the public and this serves as a reassurance that the issue is being looked at and the government will address the problem by implementing some changes. But mostly, this article is addressed to politicians and people in the office, so that they are aware of the seriousness of the problem. The government must propose laws and policies, so that the present conditions are changed (Peters, 2013). People are always ready to vote if they are offered an opportunity and policies that will better lives of individuals and nation. The article...