Making the process of voting easier is great, but Kaspersky’s hyperbole risks missing the bigger picture. We must do a better job of teaching all citizens from a very early age why in a democracy voting matters and how precious the right to vote is. People have fought and died for it here and elsewhere. I remember casting my first ballot in 1988 in the Weekly Reader’s Presidential Election for Kids in grade school. I remember how excited I was to have the opportunity to vote, even if it was just the Weekly Reader, especially since I was obviously too young and also not a naturalized citizen yet. Do kids even have Weekly Reader anymore? Once you truly appreciate the importance of voting, standing in line for 20 minutes at the polling place no longer seems like such a big deal.
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