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Unformatted text preview: r ex a m pl e, i n Fr a n c e, m a n da t or y v ot i n g i s on l y u sed for Sen a t or i a l el ec t i on s. T h e t w o m ost n ot a bl e ex a m pl es of c om pu l sor y v ot i n g oc c u r i n Bel g i u m a n d A u st r a l i a . Bel g i u m h a s t h e ol dest t r a di t i on of c om pu l sor y v ot i n g sy st em . T h e sy st em w a s i n t r odu c ed i n 1 8 9 2 for m en a n d 1 9 4 9 for w om en . T oda y , a l l Bel g i a n c i t i zen s a g e 1 8 or ov er h a v e t o v ot e i n ev er y el ec t or a l ev en t . If a n i n di v i du a l fa i l s t o v ot e i n a t l ea st fou r el ec t i on s , h e or sh e l ose t h e r i g h t t o v ot e for t h e n ex t 1 0 y ea r s a n d a s a r esu l t fa c e a g en er a l soc i a l st i g m a a n d spec i fi c pr obl em s l i k e n ea r i m possi bi l i t y i n h a v i n g a j ob i n t h e pu bl i c sec t or . In A u st r a l i a , c om pu l sor y v ot i n g w a s a dopt ed a s a w a y of i n t eg r a t i n g t h e l a r g e popu l a t i on of i m m i g r a n t s t h a t t h e c ou n t r y w el c om es a n d i s en dor sed t h r ou g h n on -v ot er s fa c i n g pot en t i a l fi n es. Ma...
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