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It is a good democratic ideal to introduce compulsory voting in a general election with a right to tick 'none of the above'

Submitted on Wednesday 17th August 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

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It is a good democratic ideal to introduce compulsory voting in a general election with a right to tick 'none of the above'

Additional Information

It is a good democratic ideal to introduce compulsory voting for all general elections (analogous to complusory filling in of the census questionnaires), with a right to tick 'none of the above' candidates, unless there are good reasons for an eligible voter failing to vote (like as a result of incapacity, illness, in custody, currently residing abroad). Research and Development must also be given to internet voting. This will prevent the present situation of elected MPs being voted for by a small percentage of all eligible voters.


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There's already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

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