What Are The Pros And Cons Of Mandatory Voting
However, not everyone feels the same way.
Mandatory voting has a history dating back to the nineteenth century. In 1892 a policy was made in Belgium to penalize those who did not to vote in public elections by administrating a fine. This method is still currently used in Belgium. Furthermore, a Belgium citizen can lose the right to vote for ten years if one chooses not to vote in four elections. Mandatory voting is all Belgium citizens know, they have not experienced voting in any other way. Thus mandatory voting has been successful and effective. Australia is also a current participant of compulsory voting. Australia, like Belgium, fines those who fail to vote. In addition, if a fine is left unpaid it could lead to imprisonment. This has been in practice since 1924 and has had positive effectives. Bolivia and Greece have adopted slightly