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 provided for compulsory voting, and 11 of them — about 5% of all United Nations members — enforced it.

One country has introduced compulsory voting during the first two decades of the 21st century, while three have abolished it during that same period.

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