View Poll Results: Do you support mandatory voting?

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  • Yes, those who do not vote should be fined

    1 2.70%
  • Yes, those who do not vote should be jailed

    0 0%
  • No, people should have a choice whether to vote or not

    25 67.57%
  • No, however the government should establish an Election Day Holiday to allow everyone to vote

    16 43.24%
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    Mandatory voting

    How do you feel about mandatory voting?

    Personally, I oppose it. However it would help fix our elections, by getting the youth out to vote.
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    Re: Mandatory voting

    Quote Originally Posted by Smart View Post
    How do you feel about mandatory voting?

    Personally, I oppose it. However it would help fix our elections, by getting the youth out to vote.
    I strongly oppose mandatory voting.Its bad enough we have politically uninformed people out there voting once every four years for president, mandatory voting would make that worse. Mandatory voting won't make people informed it will just make the elections worse.
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    Re: Mandatory voting

    Forcing people to vote is a horrible idea. It makes the informed and people who don't care to just pick a random candidate or none at all. It can also cause voter fatigue.

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    Re: Mandatory voting

    madatory voting is a bad idea, obliging people who cannot or will not inform themselves on the issues or a too ajded ot bbother voting will be bad for the democracy as a whole
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    Re: Mandatory voting

    Quote Originally Posted by Smart View Post
    How do you feel about mandatory voting?

    Personally, I oppose it. However it would help fix our elections, by getting the youth out to vote.
    I oppose it, however all our voting days should be official days off.
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    Re: Mandatory voting

    I oppose it. There are already enough uninformed people voting in our elections. It is sad there aren't more people who take the time to make an informed vote, but making voting mandatory isn't the way to fix this.
    There should be Instant Runoff Voting

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    Re: Mandatory voting

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    Forcing people to vote is a horrible idea. It makes the informed and people who don't care to just pick a random candidate or none at all. It can also cause voter fatigue.
    I'm curious: Would you support a voting ban on the uninformed?

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    Re: Mandatory voting

    Quote Originally Posted by lunchbox View Post
    I'm curious: Would you support a voting ban on the uninformed?
    I would support a voting ban on anybody that faints at the site of any candidate, anytime, anywhere.

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    Re: Mandatory voting

    I like the idea of a voting holiday. We could get rid of Columbus day.

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    Re: Mandatory voting

    Mandatory voting would make it a lot worse. Its already bad enough millions dont vote because the "lack of real choice" on the ballot.


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