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Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:33 AM

31. Couple of other points (coming from an Aussie ex pat)

While the fine is modest, it does have it's effect. I think it does increase the level of discourse and political knowledge, realizing that participation is mandatory. In other words, more people are informed.

In addition, there are those that will file a "donkey vote". They invalidate their own ballot bu voting for multiple candidates or none. The law requires participation, not a valid vote. In a nation where the population is so small, participation is important. Without electoral college system, every single vote is important and counts.

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