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Compulsory voting is the Australian guarantee of voter
www.theg uar dian.com/commentisfr ee/2013/aug /21/compulsor y- voting - g ood 3/5 8/30/13 Of cour se compulsor y voting is a g ood thing | Van Badham | Comment is fr ee | theg uar dian.com f reedom, not its opposite. The law is only that you have
to place a collected piece of paper into an envelope or
box. You are not obliged to vote f or a political party or
candidate – one wag whose vote I scrutineered in an
election once wrote "all the candidates are dickheads"
with a big tick and walked away, f ine-f ree. That you
have the right to this is yearned f or even in other
democracies where mere access to a polling place is
Dinner party psephologists who bang on about how
they shouldn't be obliged to turn up to the polls may do
well to consider what it must be like to have f ought
slavery and Jim Crow laws f or the right to vote, and
then be denied through legal voter suppression the
opportunity to exercise it.
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