The world of politics can be tough to understand sometimes, especially for young 18-25 year olds looking to make an impact in the way their country is run. Let’s face it, young people are having less and less of an impact on decisions made by government, because there are n’t enough young voters. Elderly people influence the system the most because of the overwhelming percentage of active voters. Many young people are just not interested in politics.
Some say compulsory voting would be the solution (or at least, a solution) to the problem of low voting turnout. Others believe that compulsory voting would be a fundamental infringement of the right that enables us at citizens to choose whether to vote or not we want to vote. In contrast, to force people to vote would be counter-productive because, although it may increase the number of votes cast, it would probably alienate people even more from the political process.
This process of Mandatory voting has been seen put to use in other countries, such as Brazil, which definitely show the negative effects as a result of people resisting the compulsory voting, a decision made by the government.