67th Girls Nation Congress
To strengthen democracy by engaging citizens in the democratic process.
IN THE SENATE OF GIRLS NATION
Senators Khan and Kloeppel of Oklahoma introduce the following bill; which was referred to Committee .
BE IT ENACTED BY THE SENATE OF GIRLS NATION ASSEMBLED.
SECTION 1. TITLE
This act may be cited as the "Mandatory National Voting Act".
SECTION 2. PURPOSE
The Mandatory National Voting Act shall require all eligible citizens to vote in federal elections.
SECTION 3. DEFINITIONS
Eligibility pertains to citizens who meet voting requirements in their respective states of residence.
Federal elections pertain to presidential, senatorial, and representative elections. Note, primary elections are not included.
SECTION 4. MANDATORY NATIONAL VOTING ACT
The Mandatory National Voting Act entails that:
(A) Eligible citizens shall register to vote, present themselves at their respective
polling places, have their names recorded, and enter the ballot box, or vote by
mail or submit an absentee ballot, if available in their state.
(B) Citizens who do not meet the requirements of 'A' shall pay a fine of $100, which
shall be administered through the next year's federal income tax return.
(C) A citizen who fails to meet the requirements of 'A' due to extenuating
Circumstances may petition his penalty in federal court in which a judge may
excuse his penalty.
SECTION 5. EFFECTIVE DATE
This act shall be effective for all citizens beginning January 1, 2018.
"Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in."—Marjorie Moore, Belleville, Ill.