Should Voting Be Made Mandatory? Essay

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Should voting be made mandatory?
“To be or not to be, that is the question,” says Hamlet in a soliloquy. In my opinion, each and every Indian has the right to ask themselves “to vote or not to vote” when the question of electing the ruling party of the nation arises.

In a democratic nation like India, I believe every individual should have his or her own judgment when comes to voting.
Many arguments exist to prove or disprove the importance of compulsory voting. The arguments for compulsory voting state that there cannot be a fair election if groups of people fail to cast their ballots. The arguments against claim that forcing individuals to cast ballots against their will can lead to empty votes, or donkey votes. Both sides strive
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According to a survey conducted recently by India Today, the crime rate in India is the fifth highest in the world.

So, in my opinion, when we as a country are already dealing with such a high crime rate, the inclusion of compulsory voting, with its added repercussions for nonvoters, would only add another crime to the existing list.

Merely voicing an

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