Get Out and Vote!

I recently spent time in Australia, where it is COMPULSORY to vote in national elections. If you don’t vote, they send you a ticket with a fine. On one level, compulsory voting seems undemocratic. Who has the right to MAKE you show up at the polls??? We Americans don’t like the government to make us do anything specific. We like our autonomy. But on another level, what the heck is going on with the 40% of Americans who don’t vote? There might be some really good reasons not to vote,…

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