Wednesday, November 05, 2008

NaBloPoMo 5 of 30

Did anyone know this?

Friends of my friend are living in Australia for a couple of years ... this was on their blog today:

Voting is compulsory in Australia. Every Australian citizen (18 years or older) is legally compelled to vote. If you do not vote and do not have a valid and sufficient reason for failing to vote, a penalty is imposed. I suspect there’s a lot of money and time saved due to no “get out” or “rock the” vote campaigns.

Huh! I didn't know that, and I think I like it!


Calandria said...

It's mandatory to vote in Mexico, too.

Karen ~ said...


Mama Ava said...

Americans are able to say "YES, everyone should vote" and "NO, you can't make me." We place such a high premium on freedom.

But I like it. I'd vote for it. Even if they didn't make me.

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