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Samuel’s Blog Weekly Poll: Compulsory Voting

November 13th, 2007 at 12:06am

As you’ve probably noticed, over the last few weeks I have been running politically themed polls. Next week I will be running a poll in the lead-up to the election to find out who people will be voting for. That poll will start on Saturday and finish late on Friday November 23, so that I can publish the results on election day. As such, the poll for this week will be a bit shorter than usual, and for that reason I’m not going to throw an election issue at you…instead I’m going to ask you a question which seems to pop up before just about every election:

Do you think voting should be compulsory?

Total Votes: 41
Started: November 12, 2007

I like the idea of compulsory voting simply because government policy and law affects everyone, and I believe that everyone therefore has both the right and responsibility to shape the government.

Last week’s poll was as follows:

Do you think Labor’s environment spokesman, Peter Garrett, was joking when he told 2UE’s Steve Price that Labor will change their policies if elected?

Total Votes: 36
Started: November 5, 2007

I think that was fairly conclusive. The majority of people believe Mr. Garrett was joking, but there is still quite a decent percentage of people who believe Mr. Garrett was being truthful.


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  • 1. Barry Oaktree  |  November 13th, 2007 at 6:41 pm

    I voted yes because I don’t want to end up with the same political system that they have in Britain and India.

  • 2. Pen 15  |  November 15th, 2007 at 6:47 pm

    I exercised my democratic right not to vote.

    Oh, wait…


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