Unformatted text preview: to more accurately reflect the “will of the electorate”. Governments are also more inclined to operate on behalf of the whole nation, rather than just their core voters. However, many have argued against the proposal stating that it is undemocratic and an infringement of liberty to force people to vote. Should it be adopted in the UK, it could also increase the number of “safe seat” constituencies, a number which already causes concern. Lastly, critics also state that the process would be expensive since resources would have to be allocated to ensure that the law was being obeyed. The idea has a growing number of supporters in the UK, among them Geoff Hoon MP, Leader of the House of Commons and the Fabian Society, and could one day become a political reality if low turnouts persist in general elections. Compulsory Voting...
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- Summer '08
- Election Day, compulsory voting, general election turnout