Problem

Compulsory voting

Nature:

Compulsory voting is an effect of laws which require eligible citizens to register and vote in elections, and may impose penalties on those who fail to do so. As of August 2013, 22 countries provide for compulsory voting, and 11 of them — about 5% of all United Nations members — enforce it.

Reduces:
Electoral apathy
Values:
Compulsiveness
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Subject(s):
Government Politics
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET