Re: DSM: A question about The Booroobin School


Ben B. Day (bday@cs.umb.edu)
Wed, 22 Dec 1999 12:22:09 -0500 (EST)


> Hi Derek,
> It is against the law in Australia to not vote...

No, it's not. You just have to /register/ to vote, on the voting day. This
means going to a voting booth and registering your name to prove you were
there, but you don't actually have to cast a vote. Of course, requiring
attendance at voting booths usually brings with it a high voting rate as
well (I think it was 95% or so last year). Bulgaria does this as well, I
believe, but there are no countries in the world that actually force you
to vote--require registration is what is typically meant by "compulsory
voting."

----Ben Day



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