Today in New South Wales we have our ‘Local Government Elections’ and, as is the case of all elections in Australia all those Australian Citizens or Permanent residents above the age of 18 years must register must vote. It’s compulsory!
Is this a good thing? Should voting be compulsory?
In most countries around the world voting is not compulsory and with the USA Presidential Election looming large on the horizon the other peoples of the free world can and will (well some of us will) look on and wonder just how many eligible Americans will get out and vote for the supposed leader of the free world and just how many can’t be bothered.
No doubt there will be a lot of negatives which will inevitably focus on freedom of choice and little substance to back it up. There are some that feel it is essential, that people should be compelled and have their reasons for compulsion equally valid as the negatives.
I’m sure we all have our feelings on this subject, I know I have mine and I’ll give them at the end of this debate along with my reasons and I’d like to hear yours.
SO PEOPLE “GO TO IT!