Instigator / Con
7
1487
rating
85
debates
46.47%
won
Topic

Mandatory Voting

Status
Finished

All stages have been completed. The voting points distribution and the result are presented below.

Voting points
7
0

With 7 votes and 7 points ahead, the winner is ...

David
Parameters
More details
Publication date
Last update date
Category
Society
Time for argument
Three days
Voting system
Open voting
Voting period
One month
Point system
Winner selection
Rating mode
Rated
Characters per argument
10,000
Contender / Pro
0
1327
rating
62
debates
16.94%
won
Description
~ 1,221 / 5,000

--Topic--
Resolved: The US should make voting mandatory

--Definitions--
Voting: To cast a ballot in the general election
Should: Denotes moral obligation
Mandatory: Required under penalty of law.

--Rules--
1. No forfeits
2. Citations must be provided in the text of the debate
3. No new arguments in the final speeches
4. Observe good sportsmanship and maintain a civil and decorous atmosphere
5. No trolling
6. No "kritiks" of the topic (challenging assumptions in the resolution)
7. For all resolutional terms, individuals should use commonplace understandings that fit within the logical context of the resolution and this debate
8. The BOP is evenly shared
9. Rebuttals of new points raised in an adversary's immediately preceding speech may be permissible at the judges' discretion even in the final round (debaters may debate their appropriateness)
10. Con must waive in R1 and Pro must waive in R5.
11. Violation of any of these rules, or of any of the R1 set-up, merits a loss
--Structure--
R1. Con waives; Pro's Case
R2. Con's Case; Pro generic Rebuttal
R3. Con generic Rebuttal; Pro generic Rebuttal
R4. Con generic Rebuttal; Pro generic Rebuttal and Summary
R5. Con generic Rebuttal and Summary; Pro waives

Round 1
Con
Waive. Good luck. 
Pro
Why should voting be mandatory? What's your case?
Round 2
Con
Read the rules and the terms of the debate before accepting. I am con and arguing that voting should not be mandatory. You are pro and have the burden of proof to show that it should be mandatory. 
Pro
Excuse me, I misunderstood your position. You can go ahead and reopen the challenge back up.
Round 3
Con
vote con
Pro
Forfeited
Round 4
Con
Vote con
Pro
Forfeited
Round 5
Con
Vote con 
Pro
Forfeited