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Should voting be compulsory?

Peoples Voice on May 8, 2015 - 5:24 pm in Opinion Poll

Compulsory voting is a system in which electors are obliged to vote in elections or attend a polling place on voting day. If an eligible voter does not attend a polling place, he or she may be subject to punitive measures such as fines or community service.

These are the 13 countries that enforce compulsory voting.

Indian state Gujarat passed a bill by legislative assembly in 2011, which was approved by the Governor of Gujarat in November 2014, making voting compulsory in local civic body elections and including a punishment for not voting. The Government of Gujarat chose not to notify the law or enforce it, citing legal implications and difficulty in enforcement.

Should voting be compulsory?

India has provisions for

  • None of the Above (NOTA)
  • 49-O

Yet a lot of Rich, Upper Class, Urban population chooses to celebrate it as a holiday and doesn’t exercise their RIGHT to Universal Adult Franchise.

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