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    Quote Originally Posted by waterlily View Post
    I'd just cope the fine.

    I'm in Tas and got fined twice!!!

    Once because I was at work and was going to vote on my way home and they asked me to stay back. The fine was only like $27 or something.

    Second time DD was sick and there was no way I was going to take her down to vote with me, I wrote and told them and got let off.
    I actually thought it was against the law for an employer to interfere with your ability to vote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peoniesarepretty View Post
    I actually thought it was against the law for an employer to interfere with your ability to vote.
    It probably is but I was just 18 and my boss was a b!tch and told me she would cut my hours.

    It's a shame I missed 2 because I actually like being able to vote. I'm proud to have that right.

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    I'm expecting to possibly get a letter soon. I'm actually very politically aware and always involved with election lead-ups, but recently there were some council elections in Sydney. Both of us totally had no idea - we got nothing in the mail about it. A couple of election signs suddenly appeared on a nearby flagpole about 2 days before we went away o/s on holiday & I went WTF?? The election was the day we were getting back (but we got back early evening so too late to vote).

    We were only gone for just over a week, so they literally only put up signs less than 2 weeks before the election & that was the only indication we had. Well organised. There wasn't really enough time to organise a postal vote, and ... well, it was a council election. Will see if we even get a letter about it.

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    Default Didn't vote and got a fine

    I agree voting is a privilege but I don't agree with it being compulsory. Just another revenue raiser i think. I don't like scare tactics, we are a democracy and i don't think we should be treated like naughty children if we chose not to vote, that's our right or it should be.

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    Default Didn't vote and got a fine

    Quote Originally Posted by Linda01 View Post
    I agree voting is a privilege but I don't agree with it being compulsory. Just another revenue raiser i think. I don't like scare tactics, we are a democracy and i don't think we should be treated like naughty children if we chose not to vote, that's our right or it should be.
    If you choose not to vote, get your name marked off and leave the form blank. It's a no brainier.

    People have literally died for the right to vote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    If you choose not to vote, get your name marked off and leave the form blank. It's a no brainier.

    People have literally died for the right to vote.
    I am sorry, but I dont like how people are made to feel guilty for not wanting to vote because 'people died to vote' and 'women fought to vote' ...that was THEIR choice and THEIR beliefs....sure it might have been for the greater good but at the time it was their choice. Everyone is different and just because someone died for their cause does not mean everyone should form in line and follow that persons beliefs/choices.

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    If you dont vote then please refrain from whinging about the government for the next 4 years!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lincolns mummy View Post
    If you dont vote then please refrain from whinging about the government for the next 4 years!
    I don't vote because i dislike the fact that my name is held on a public roll for anyone to see.
    If i could be guaranteed my personal details would be kept private i would happily vote. I'm sure others would be in this situation as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarvestMoon View Post
    I don't vote because i dislike the fact that my name is held on a public roll for anyone to see.
    If i could be guaranteed my personal details would be kept private i would happily vote. I'm sure others would be in this situation as well.

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    Can you enrol as a silent elector?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda01 View Post
    I agree voting is a privilege but I don't agree with it being compulsory. Just another revenue raiser i think. I don't like scare tactics, we are a democracy and i don't think we should be treated like naughty children if we chose not to vote, that's our right or it should be.
    How exactly is participating in the future of your country connected to revenue raising? Do you mean the fine you receive? I hardly think that the amount an election costs to will be offset much by fines.

    Scare tactics

    And no one is treated like a naughty child for not voting, lots of people have their name marked off then choose not to vote. Or are you talking about being penalized when you don't turn up and have no reason at all except I don't wanna so why should I?

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