I was watching a video where the host was asked whether he thought voting should be mandatory.
He was split on the issue, and argued a bit from both perspectives. On one hand he thought that since we have mandatory jury duty, it makes sense that we could have mandatory voting. He also argued it might be better for the country, since in polling, America (and you could likely argue the same in many Western countries) the country leans Left, which means the Liberal party would be far more likely to win.
On the other hand, he didn’t much like the idea that people would be forced to vote.
I’m pretty firmly in the camp against mandatory voting. In fact, I think mandatory jury duty is awful as well, and it isn’t a good excuse to force people to do more.
Anyhow, I made a video about it that goes a little bit more in depth. It also includes the original hosts points.
So what do you think? Should voting be mandatory? Why or why not?
Happy weekend all!