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Of course compulsory voting is a good thing _ Van Badham _ Comment is free _ theguardian

Of course compulsory voting is a good thing _ Van Badham _ Comment is free _ theguardian

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8/30/13 Of course compulsory voting is a good thing | Van Badham | Comment is free | theguardian.com www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/21/compulsory-voting-good 1/5 News US World Sports Comment Culture Business Money Environment Science Travel Tech Media Life & style Data 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Last 24 hours Syria debate: five things we learned from last night's vote | Anne Perkins Syria: it takes more courage to say there is nothing outsiders can do | Simon Jenkins Syria debate: why I voted against military intervention | Sarah Wollaston No 10 curses, but Britain's illusion of empire is over | Polly Toynbee Syria intervention: after the UK vote France's next move is crucial | Philippe Marlière On Comment is free Comment is free This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more here Of course compulsory voting is a good thing I'm not here to tell you to vote, I'm here to remind you that other people can't. Compulsory voting is the guarantee of voter freedom, not its opposite Email Tweet 292 22 Share 942 Share 7 Van Badham theguardian.com , Tuesday 20 August 2013 22.55 EDT Jump to comments ( 567 ) 'Compulsory voting is the guarantee of voter freedom, not its opposite'. Photograph: foundingdocs.gov.au Australia is one of only 10 countries in the world that enforce compulsory voting, and one of only two majority-English-speaking countries to do so, alongside our neighbour Singapore. It's a policy that activates loud bleating of complaint Most viewed Latest Election 2013: Polls, profiles and results Your interactive guide Party policies in full World news Australia · Australian election 2013 · United States · Coalition · Labor party · Kevin Rudd · Tony Abbott Politics More from Comment is free on World news Australia · Australian election 2013 · United States · Coalition · Labor party · Kevin Rudd · Tony Abbott Politics Edition: UK US AU Sign in Mobile About us Subscribe
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