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It's none of the business of any government, anywhere, whether or not its citizens show up for a pig parade.
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Actually no we don’t provide an option of none of the above.

Voting isn’t compulsory, showg up and getting your name raked of is, you are at liberty to drop a blank ballot paper in the box
Hi Gut
I find this almost as utterly bizarre as mandatory voting?!?

Do you know the reasoning behind it?
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I find this almost as utterly bizarre as mandatory voting?!?

Do you know the reasoning behind it?
Yeah simple, to know if they actually voted you have to know how they voted.
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How is it possible for "them" to know how you voted? Is your name on the ballot paper?
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How is it possible for "them" to know how you voted? Is your name on the ballot paper?
Well how can they tell if you voted or just dumped the paper unless they see it?
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The problem is if you have less than a 50% voter turn out, then the whole democratic process can be seen to be illegitimate by the non-voting majority, who are over 50%. Legally, they may very well have a point that they are being run by an undemocratic illegitimate ruling body.

Of course, that would be the claim by the outside political bodies who are anti-democratic who would use this as an example of how democracy is really just a form of authoritative rule.

In order to overcome this legal issue, and also to reflect reality (the 50+% majority just didn't vote, not that they are anti-democratic), compulsory voting overcomes this problem and therefore they can claim to be a legit democratic government.

I believe people actually voted in politicians who were pro-compulsory voting and that is how it spread, especially in Australia.
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Maybe the politicians could stick cameras in our homes to make sure we watch the requisite number of political debates and buy a newspaper every day.

In return, we could stick cameras in the politicians' offices to see how many bribes they take and how much they fiddle their expenses.
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