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Compulsory voting

Hi,
Just wondering how many people would vote is it wasn't compulsory?
I go to a booth do my vote, then go to another booth & do my mum's vote.
In a democracy, I think it should be voluntary.
Would you vote if you didn't have to?
I know I wouldn't. It makes no difference anyway, with all the back room deals regarding preference votes.
Interested in your thoughts.
Thanks

Last reply: 11th Apr 2019 / 12 replies / Post by 3lions

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Venso

Posted by: Venso
Posted on: 10th Apr 2019

Venso says: Yes, however there was a time when I was younger when I didn’t care much for who was running the country and likely wouldn’t have voted if it weren’t for my parents.

Now as I’m older I’m more interested in what governments do with tax payer income tax within the country. Can you really say that “it makes no difference anyway” confidently? How do you know that all the votes don’t matter.

You can say you don’t care or it doesn’t matter all you want but if one side is planning on doing something that you don’t like, you’re more likely to vote for the other side. Even if you don’t know much about it you’re bound to have an opinion because in the end. You want what’s best for you and your family.

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