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Unformatted text preview: tio n. The amo unt varies betw een the
co untries, fo r example 3 Sw iss Francs in Sw itz erland, betw een 3 0 0 and 3 0 0 0
ATS in Austria, 2 0 0 C yprus Po unds in C yprus, 1 0 -2 0 Argentinean Peso s in
Argentina, 2 0 So les in Peru etc.
3 . Po ssible impriso nment. The no n-vo ter may face impriso nment as a sanctio n,
ho w ever, w e do no t kno w o f any do cumented cases. This can also happen in
co untries such as Australia w here a fine sanctio n is co mmo n. In cases w here the
no n-vo ter do es no t pay the fines after being reminded o r after refusing several
times, the co urts may impo se a priso n sentence. This is usually classified as
impriso nment fo r failure to pay the fine, no t impriso nment fo r failure to vo te.
4 . Infringements o f civil rights o r disenfranchisement. It is fo r example po ssible
that the no n-vo ter, after no t vo ting in at least fo ur electio ns w ithin 1 5 years w ill
be disenfranchised in Belgium. In Peru the vo ter has to carry a stamped vo ting
card fo r a number o f mo nths after the electio n as a pro o f o f having vo ted. This
stamp is required in o rder to o btain...
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