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  Should the US have mandatory voting?
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Question: Should the US have mandatory voting?
#1No  
#2Yes  
#3Yes, but only if there is a "none of the above" option.  
#4Yes, but only if voting is made easier.  
#5Options 3 & 4  
#6Yes, but only if some other requirement is fulfilled.  
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Jersey Jimmy
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« Reply #75 on: July 22, 2018, 02:06:44 pm »

no, but everyöne should be able to vote
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« Reply #76 on: September 01, 2018, 08:54:47 pm »

If a voter does not show up on election day, what does that mean? Perhaps, she/he supports neither of the candidates on the ballot. To increase turnout just include "against all" option, rather than making voting mandatory.
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« Reply #77 on: February 18, 2019, 08:13:36 am »

No, because if someone does not wish to vote they should have the freedom to make that decision. Additionally, it just decreases the quality of the electorate because it significantly increases the amount of apathetic voters, single issue voters, wedge issue voters, etc.
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« Reply #78 on: February 21, 2019, 02:12:48 pm »

I really don't understand the logic of forcing politically ignorant and apathetic people to vote.
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« Reply #79 on: March 15, 2019, 11:08:01 pm »

Hell no, people should get to decide that on their own.
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« Reply #80 on: May 15, 2019, 10:12:42 pm »

I really don't understand the logic of forcing politically ignorant and apathetic people to vote.
The voting system itself it what drives their apathy.
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« Reply #81 on: May 20, 2019, 10:13:01 pm »

No. Just, no.
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