I find because of compulsory voting many Australians vote just to avoid the fine, not because they are actually paying attention to the issues at hand. I'd much rather the voters deciding the fate of my country want to vote and be passionate about it/paying attention rather than just going to tick a box.
I'll be straight up honest I'm 21 and haven't voted ever local or otherwise :/ DH is enrolled to vote and loves being able to vote. Though he missed one awhile back and has a $110 fine to show for not voting. I've contemplated enrolling to vote but feel I need to be more educated on everything more before even doing it. I'd rather make an informed well thought out vote then just go in all willy nilly. I think the systems fine the way it presently is though.
I think it shouldn't be compulsory.
I'm 30 and have never voted. I never registered. I'm not interested in politics or who runs our country.
It shouldn't be compulsory, voting should be for people who actually care about politics.
I hate voting, I don't follow politics.
Enrolling to vote is compulsory if you are an Aust. citizen
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