Eligible voter turnout in the recent 2014 midterm elections has been estimated at 362 percent, the lowest since 1942 voter participation in non-presidential election years is traditionally low. Mandatory voting would make elections truly valid protecting the integrity of our elections is the rationale republicans give for the cynically restrictive voter id laws they've enacted in pennsylvania and elsewhere. Low election turn-outs result in a government that does not truly have the democratic mandate of the population compulsory voting would ensure the governing party has the majority of the country on its side, and better reflect the wishes of the people. Many assert that not voting is a fundamental right, a free expression of political discontent some go as far as to say that compulsory voting is worse than being denied a vote and a violation of. Should there be a compulsory voting practice to fix less voter turn-out or would that be deemed meddling with the democratic right to freedom of people.
Compulsory voting pros and cons dec 6, 2014 0 should compulsory voting be instituted as a ruling standard for societies that have compulsory voting, most of. The only reason anyone comes up with this compulsory voting is because it looks bad on our politicians they don't try to connect with the real people and fail to do their jobs properly so people become disaffected and turn off. You must vote it's the law australia requires citizens to vote should the us advocates of mandatory voting argue it's a sensible way to ensure that elections reflect the will of all of. Of course, mandatory voting has no serious chance of being enacted in the united states, where mandates of any sort are (as you might have noticed) unpopular.
As far as i kniw voting is already compulsory in zambia but a voter has to be willing to participate unless he suggests military personnel should be deployed to force people participate. Should voting be mandatory - in some countries around the world, voting is compulsory do you agree with the nation of compulsory voting - pte & ielts. Voting should be made compulsory because it's our moral and legal responsibility to be part of the nation-building process and stake our claim to having a hand in deciding who should run the. 10 reasons voting should be mandatory mandatory voting, in which the registration and participation of all eligible citizens is required by law, continues to be one of the most politically polarizing issues of the modern age.
Voting, by contrast, is the process by which citizens delegate power to government therefore, compulsory voting would entail forcing large numbers of people to make an uninformed decision on a. Voting is a right in a democracy and should not be made compulsory people exercise the right to vote by choosing the candidate they feel is the best for the job, if they choose not to vote then that is their choice. The president whose major policy achievement is mandatory health insurance thinks maybe voting should be mandatory, too.
The topic of compulsory voting in a democratic society as prevalent in over twenty nations is undeniably a controversial topic under the mandatory voting system, the eligible citizens, often starting at age 18 register for and participate in the democratic election of representatives. Compulsory voting violates civil liberties — the government and politicians serve the people, not the other way around citizens should not be obligated, by force of law and against their will, to participate in a electoral system. Supporters of compulsory voting suggest that it is a moral and political duty to vote and that in the interest of fairness, all should vote because all experience the consequences of electoral outcomes.
President obama has suggested that compulsory voting could be a good idea other countries have mandatory voting, said the president, australia being the most prominent example it would be. 591 notes the case for compulsory voting in the united states voter turnout in the united states is much lower than in other de-mocracies1 in european nations, voter turnout regularly tops 80%,2. Compulsory voting may decrease the cost of elections as well as mobilisation and political campaigns, and those resources can then be used on other issues in the short term, compulsory voting would necessitate improvement in voting conditions and make it possible for ordinary working people to vote.