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Compulsory Suffrage

Compulsory voting is a system in which electors are obliged to vote in elections .

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the right to vote, and several of them were also among the first to introduce compulsory voting.
Young People and Democratic Rights, Discrimination and
Australia is one of the few countries in the world with compulsory suffrage. All eligible.
Elections and voting in Australia
Full Participation: A Comparative Study of Compulsory Voting
Gender. When compulsory electoral participation was first introduced in many states, women had not yet been given the right to vote.
Is Compulsory Voting Justified? Forthcoming in Public Reason
Compulsory voting was introduced in Belgium with the introduction of universal male suffrage.

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It may be noted that Australia was among the first country in the world to adopt universal and compulsory suffrage. Despite being adopted in 1901, there have been relatively fewer amendments to the Australian constitution.

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Suffrage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Where Compulsory suffrage exists, those who are eligible to vote are required by law to do so.
Compulsory voting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Field Listing Suffrage - CIA
This entry gives the age at enfranchisement and whether the right to vote is universal or restricted.
Letters From Readers on Various Timely Topics Letters From Readers on Various Timely Topics ON COMPULSORY SUFFRAGE.
suffrage: West's Encyclopedia of American Law (Full Article) from
Where Compulsory suffrage exists, those who are eligible to vote are required by law to do so. Thirty-two countries currently practice this form of suffrage.

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