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Compulsory voting may discourage political education of the citizens because people forced to participate may react against the perceived source of oppression. Compulsory voting may discourage political education of the citizens because people forced to participate may react against the perceived source of oppression.
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Revision as of 04:22, 21 December 2010

Is mandatory voting a good idea?

Background and context

Due to low voter turnout in elections, some respectable scholars have called for mandatory voting.

Political Education

Pro

One of the major arguments for compulsory voting is that, it would have an educational effect upon the citizens.

Con

Compulsory voting may discourage political education of the citizens because people forced to participate may react against the perceived source of oppression.


Democracy- at its best  ?

Pro

Participation of all the people in the democracy. It would ensure the basic way of having the people participate in the government works and thus exercise their democratic right.


Con

  • Forced participation defies purpose of ‘right’ to vote. It is not democratic to force people to vote. It is a right, which a person can choose to use as per his/her will.


Active participation  ?

Pro

Mandatory participation increases the quantity of votes. Each and every citizen would have given his first preference and this would help in complete participation of all the citizens in the political affairs of the country.



Con

Forced active participation can reduce the quality of votes. Allowing or rather forcing ignorant people to vote can hamper the thoughtful votes of citizens who vote for with a reason rather than because of the coercion.


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