Compulsory voting

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  • more legitimate goverment as they would have a popular majority instead of just a plurality of the vote   2005 Labour won 35% of the vote but had only 22% of the country's support
  • civic duty as the suffragettes fought for it. makes people engage as full citizens and act as more of a community
  • it would increase turnout and avoid the 59.4% of 2001. australia has compulsory voting and turnout is always over 99%. it would help solve the participation crisis


  • abuse of freedom as people may have a good


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