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Re: Re: Sainthood via Seniority Simulation
in thread Sainthood via Seniority Simulation
Well, to be pedantic, not all of the countries mentioned
have compulsary voting. Belgium for instance require you
to show up at the voting station, but you don't actually
have to cast a legal vote. Still, it's a short list, most countries
don't have mandatory voting, and it's certainly not uniformly
accepted to be a good thing.
The article also links to http://www.int-idea.se/vt/analysis/Compulsory_Voting.cfm
which points out some of the drawbacks of mandatory voting
(random voting for instance).