Thursday, March 7, 2019

compulsory voting

Imagine that! It may come with its own headaches, but still, imagine that!
Australia is one of only 19 countries out of 166 electoral democracies where voting is compulsory, and one of only nine that enforce it. It is the only English-speaking country that compels its citizens to vote.
And more, the Aussies vote on Saturdays, not on a workday.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting this.

    I’m not sure that forcing some to vote accomplishes anything good.
    I am sure that such a law can be abused.