Does compulsory voting & automatic registration increase voter turnout?

Does compulsory voting & automatic registration increase voter turnout? How Might these steps increase voter turnout in the US? Name some examples of countries that illustrate your points.

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  • Brooky
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    1 decade ago
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    Yes and that answer is supported by statistics in most countries that have compulsory voting. One of them is my home country of Australia where voter turnout is invariably well above 90% of eligible voters. You'll find plenty of relevant information in the following publication from the Australian Electoral Commission:

    http://www.aec.gov.au/pdf/voting/compulsory_voting...

  • 1 decade ago

    Put Tax up to 80%, everyone would be out to vote that government out

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