No, you don't have to vote for someone. But if you are against compulsory voting, isn't this a good thing?
It's not pointless. It means you have to make a conscious decision not to have a say as opposed to say, forgetting, getting distracted and not going, being apathetic and ignoring it etc
I personally consider our right to be afforded a vote very important!
So you are either suggesting with all seriousness that Australia change the way it lets its people speak in relation to the politics that run the country OR you are complaining [having a bit of a a good ol' Aussie whinge] about how it puts you out for 15 minutes on a Saturday morning (if you missed getting the postal vote in on time)
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[although that would be awesome]
It is that everyone is accounted for - that no dodgy dodgies are being pulled, that no one is buying votes, that no one is forcing another person to stay home against their will preventing them from voting so that someone else gets wins.
Im not against voting but im not about to go be active in informing australia about the importance to vote either.
To me my problem lies in the overall thing - it being compulsory. Its like..... Saying to my child you have to eat your veggies but when i turn to your sibling you may sneak them into the bin.
Odd way to explain i know but its late and my brain cant think of anything more intellegent then that
To me if it wasnt complusory i dont think there would be to much difference in the number of people who would actually go and vote.
Could be wrong but i dont think it would make much difference like its not going to go from say 80% voting to 20%.
look i dont know how to explain better why i feel what i feel
Its not crystal clear to myself.
I have many problems in politics between lies, betrayal, broken promises and so on and i can only hope that someone is working their way up to office that will be the hope for our childrens future!
Its just the overall of it that i disagree with. It doesnt make sense to me and i just dont feel that its right you know.
Funnily enough there have been politicians in support of non compulsory voting Mark Latham springs to mind but there have been others). Best way to get that actioned? Vote for them
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