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    Personally I hate voting and most times wouldn't vote if it were voluntary.

    However, considering society I agree with compulsory voting and believe it is important because voluntary voting would skew the results enormously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    I believe it would be a bad thing. I think compulsory voting forces many to look deeper into it when they may not if it weren't.
    I actually think the opposite - I think voluntary voting would make people think more about it and take notice, so they can have their say! I still think your thoughts on this are valid though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetseven View Post
    Personally I hate voting and most times wouldn't vote if it were voluntary.

    However, considering society I agree with compulsory voting and believe it is important because voluntary voting would skew the results enormously.
    But doesn't a bunch of people randomly ticking boxes skew the results?

    Do people really believe everyone's vote is an informed vote? I honestly reckon probably the majority aren't!

    Well maybe not the majority but a heck of a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MeetTheBluths View Post
    I actually think the opposite - I think voluntary voting would make people think more about it and take notice, so they can have their say! I still think your thoughts on this are valid though.
    I agree, it'd remove the perception of it being a chore.

    As I've previously mentioned, NZ has around 3/4 voter turn out for their non-compulsory voting. Which means 3/4 people cared enough to go vote, I love that.

    I would like to see compulsory civics classes in schools though, students should learn about government functions and processes properly, not solely from their parents and what they glean from their peers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlissedOut View Post
    I agree, it'd remove the perception of it being a chore.

    As I've previously mentioned, NZ has around 3/4 voter turn out for their non-compulsory voting. Which means 3/4 people cared enough to go vote, I love that.

    I would like to see compulsory civics classes in schools though, students should learn about government functions and processes properly, not solely from their parents and what they glean from their peers.
    Absolutely agree!

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    Government is taught in schools, well in primary school anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Government is taught in schools, well in primary school anyway.
    Not enough. It really wasn't all that long ago I was in school. You got a brief overview in primary and unless you studied law in secondary (the school I attended anyway) nothing was mentioned. Hoping it has changed since though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonsterMoosMum View Post
    Not enough. It really wasn't all that long ago I was in school. You got a brief overview in primary and unless you studied law in secondary (the school I attended anyway) nothing was mentioned. Hoping it has changed since though.
    Well I teach primary school. Pretty sure it was quite thorough. Not on voting or parties but how the three levels of government work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetseven View Post
    Personally I hate voting and most times wouldn't vote if it were voluntary.

    However, considering society I agree with compulsory voting and believe it is important because voluntary voting would skew the results enormously.
    How does voluntary voting skew the results?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeetTheBluths View Post
    I actually think the opposite - I think voluntary voting would make people think more about it and take notice, so they can have their say! I still think your thoughts on this are valid though.
    The way I see it with voluntary voting is if you care what is happening you vote, if you don't care then you don't vote and don't mind that your voice is not being heard.


 

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