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    Compulsory voting

    Over on gateworld, someone mentioned in his home country of the Netherlands, voting is Compulsory. he feels that making it compulsory gets MORE people involved, gives more weight to people's voice and reduces the risk of voter fraud..
    Those who fail to comply get fined..


    What's everyone here's opinion? Should voting me mandated?
    IF so would it reduce the possibility of voter fraud or make no impact?
    Should those who fail to vote be fined?

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    Quote Originally Posted by garhkal View Post
    Over on gateworld, someone mentioned in his home country of the Netherlands, voting is Compulsory. he feels that making it compulsory gets MORE people involved, gives more weight to people's voice and reduces the risk of voter fraud..
    Those who fail to comply get fined..


    What's everyone here's opinion? Should voting me mandated?
    IF so would it reduce the possibility of voter fraud or make no impact?
    Should those who fail to vote be fined?
    No...mandatory voting is no more acceptable than forcing someone to own a weapon. Voting is a right, not a requirement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garhkal View Post
    Over on gateworld, someone mentioned in his home country of the Netherlands, voting is Compulsory. he feels that making it compulsory gets MORE people involved, gives more weight to people's voice and reduces the risk of voter fraud..
    Those who fail to comply get fined..


    What's everyone here's opinion? Should voting me mandated?
    IF so would it reduce the possibility of voter fraud or make no impact?
    Should those who fail to vote be fined?
    The Aussies have mandatory voting and seem to generally believe it works well. the small percentage of Americans to vote baffles them, It is no more onerous tan mandatory jury duty,

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeKerriii View Post
    The Aussies have mandatory voting and seem to generally believe it works well. the small percentage of Americans to vote baffles them, It is no more onerous tan mandatory jury duty,
    So i take it you are for mandatory/compulsory voting then?

    How do the Aussies enforce it? DO people get fined if they don't vote?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeKerriii View Post
    The Aussies have mandatory voting and seem to generally believe it works well. the small percentage of Americans to vote baffles them, It is no more onerous tan mandatory jury duty,
    The irony of forcing someone to do something like this in a country based on freedoms baffles me.

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    If people are too lazy, apathetic, disinterested etc. in who is leading their country and making decisions on their behalf ... they pretty much deserve exactly the leader they get.

    Admittedly we don't have enough people who vote, unfortunately too many of those that do or woefully under-informed about who/what they are voting for.
    The most important six inches on the battlefield ... is between your ears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandsjames View Post
    The irony of forcing someone to do something like this in a country based on freedoms baffles me.
    Libtardism 101:

    The government should make voting mandatory to protect our "freedom of choice".

    But, requiring a valid photo ID when we vote is "racist"!
    Last edited by Rainmaker; 10-29-2016 at 08:16 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mjölnir View Post
    Admittedly we don't have enough people who vote, unfortunately too many of those that do or woefully under-informed about who/what they are voting for.
    That's the part that scares me - the uninformed and easily influenced. Some folks might be casting a vote based on which candidate had the best looking sign outside the polling station.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainmaker View Post
    Libtardism 101:

    The government should make voting mandatory to protect our "freedom of choice".

    But, requiring a valid photo ID when we vote is "racist"!
    Worse;
    Requireing a photo ID to be a poll watcher, but not to vote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by efmbman View Post
    That's the part that scares me - the uninformed and easily influenced. Some folks might be casting a vote based on which candidate had the best looking sign outside the polling station.
    And it isn't a new thing, we have had uninformed voters since the beginning. It is just sad because we could be so informed today and so many choose not to be.
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