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AIBU to think compulsory voting is the way to go

(77 Posts)
MadonnaKebab Sat 07-Sep-13 13:17:05

The Australian election is being concluded right now
I'm not necessarily happy about the result
But I do think its great that 90% of the electorate has expressed their preference at the ballot box
AIBU to think that the UK would also benefit from compulsory voting
(Ie fined for not turning up, but fined to actively abstain at the ballot box)

What do you think?

friday16 Sun 08-Sep-13 14:47:25

"Can't be any worse than the 3 main parties we have at the moment anyway."

A popular sentiment in Germany in 1933, I believe. That turned out well.

BoneyBackJefferson Sun 08-Sep-13 16:59:03

"In that case, there's no need for anything else; you have spoiled votes and blank votes (which express the "none of the above" sentiment very adequately)"

I don't believe that a blank ballot expresses "none of the above" adequately.

I want to say that I have no faith in any of the political parties, this should mean that they have to go away a find out why their policies are not adequate.

A blank ballot could also be "fixed".

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