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    Do you think young people would be more engaged with politics if on the day of an election, they could vote using an app on their phone created by the government and downloadable for free?
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    Do you think young people would be more engaged with politics if on the day of an election, they could vote using an app on their phone created by the government and downloadable for free?
    Possibly, but I think there's such a large risk of doing it by app, that it wouldn't be worth it. I also think that it'd make it a lot easier for a group of people who think they're being funny to all vote one way just because they can, rather than actually taking the time to go to a polling station and vote.

    I think by having it as an app, it makes it something that disconnects the voter from the actual effect that they're having by voting, purely because it would feel very similar to voting on a poll on twitter or something, and wouldn't be taken as seriously, or thought about properly.

    In no way however am I saying that we shouldn't encourage more young people to vote, I just don't think this is the right way to do it.
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    Young people aren't incapable of going to the local polling station to vote, it takes about 10 minutes max. If you aren't capable of doing that then you aren't capable to vote.

    If young people are too apathetic or lazy to vote then they can't complain when it all goes tits up.
 
 
 
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