Compulsory voting?

Topical debate, moral dilemmas and quirky questions. Join fellow shareholders in civilised discussions of issues of interest

Should voting in the UK be made compulsory?

Poll ended at Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:05 pm

Yes
6
35%
No
9
53%
Abstain
2
12%
Do not give a ****
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 17

Richard Frost
Posts: 11344
Joined: Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:14 pm
Location: The Isle of Dreams
Has thanked: 2463 times
Been thanked: 5481 times
Contact:

Compulsory voting?

Post by Richard Frost » Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:05 pm

Following on from this article http://www.theweek.co.uk/politics/gener ... newsletter

Should voting be made compulsory?
At the last general election, 16 million potential voters failed to take part on polling day, and a disproportionate number of them were 18 to 24-year-olds. In Australia, where voting has been compulsory since 1924, turnout is 93 per cent.
Thanked by: kevinchess1, Dream on

expressman33
Posts: 11128
Joined: Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:36 pm
Location: stockport
Has thanked: 2704 times
Been thanked: 10205 times
Contact:

Re: Compulsory voting?

Post by expressman33 » Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:25 pm

A definite NO. Many people do not approve of any of the political parties

kevinchess1
Posts: 23315
Joined: Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:02 pm
Location: Miles away from the sea
Has thanked: 12181 times
Been thanked: 16556 times
Contact:

Re: Compulsory voting?

Post by kevinchess1 » Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:26 pm

expressman33 wrote:A definite NO. Many people do not approve of any of the political parties
yes but there's nothing to stop you spoiling you ballet paper
Thanked by: Richard Frost
Politically incorrect since 69

kevinchess1
Posts: 23315
Joined: Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:02 pm
Location: Miles away from the sea
Has thanked: 12181 times
Been thanked: 16556 times
Contact:

Re: Compulsory voting?

Post by kevinchess1 » Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:29 pm

I don't think it should be compulsory
But i do think it should be encouraged
When i give blood you get free tea/coffee and biscuits and there's a good atmosphere
When I vote it's like school all a bit serious , ask you your name, mark you in their book 'tell you to go and stand in the booth No talking
Last edited by kevinchess1 on Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:09 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Politically incorrect since 69

Richard Frost
Posts: 11344
Joined: Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:14 pm
Location: The Isle of Dreams
Has thanked: 2463 times
Been thanked: 5481 times
Contact:

Re: Compulsory voting?

Post by Richard Frost » Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:31 pm

kevinchess1 wrote:I don't think it should be compulsory
But i do think it should be encouraged
When i give blood you get free tea/coffee and biscuits and there's a goo atmosphere
When etc I vote it's like school all a bit serious , ask you your name, mark you in their book 'tell you to go and stand in the booth No talking
Electronic voting via the net is being mooted for 2020.
Thanked by: kevinchess1

kevinchess1
Posts: 23315
Joined: Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:02 pm
Location: Miles away from the sea
Has thanked: 12181 times
Been thanked: 16556 times
Contact:

Re: Compulsory voting?

Post by kevinchess1 » Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:41 pm

Sorry Torus but can you clarify
Are we talking General/Local elections
Or underdog's poll
Cause if it's Underdawg It's a definite YES from me :thumbup:
Politically incorrect since 69

1960mackem
Posts: 2538
Joined: Sun Jul 11, 2010 2:53 am
Has thanked: 1219 times
Been thanked: 1755 times
Contact:

Re: Compulsory voting?

Post by 1960mackem » Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:48 pm

expressman33 wrote:A definite NO. Many people do not approve of any of the political parties
A definite "YES" - we need more independent candidates , I vote for the person not the party
Thanked by: kevinchess1

expressman33
Posts: 11128
Joined: Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:36 pm
Location: stockport
Has thanked: 2704 times
Been thanked: 10205 times
Contact:

Re: Compulsory voting?

Post by expressman33 » Thu Jan 29, 2015 4:07 pm

1960mackem wrote:
expressman33 wrote:A definite NO. Many people do not approve of any of the political parties
A definite "YES" - we need more independent candidates , I vote for the person not the party
So if there are only 3 candidates :- Tory ,Labour and Lib Dems, but you normally vote for the Green Party candidate, should you be forced to vote ?

Richard Frost
Posts: 11344
Joined: Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:14 pm
Location: The Isle of Dreams
Has thanked: 2463 times
Been thanked: 5481 times
Contact:

Re: Compulsory voting?

Post by Richard Frost » Thu Jan 29, 2015 4:11 pm

kevinchess1 wrote:Sorry Torus but can you clarify
Are we talking General/Local elections
Or underdog's poll
Cause if it's Underdawg It's a definite YES from me :thumbup:
TBH I think it is for the 2020 General election but their maybe local elections on the same day, usually are. Can't see it taking off myself. Every polling stn will need to be wired up as well as not all will be able to vote at home. I can't see a system of half and half. Wide open to abuse otherwise. But who knows. There are cleverer people than me around who can spend a fortune on IT. As for underdogs polls, well those are already 100% on the net. No paper voting allowed. Which gives me an idea :idea: maybe I should create a poll for imutual to allow paper voting.

Richard Frost
Posts: 11344
Joined: Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:14 pm
Location: The Isle of Dreams
Has thanked: 2463 times
Been thanked: 5481 times
Contact:

Re: Compulsory voting?

Post by Richard Frost » Thu Jan 29, 2015 4:12 pm

expressman33 wrote:
1960mackem wrote:
expressman33 wrote:A definite NO. Many people do not approve of any of the political parties
A definite "YES" - we need more independent candidates , I vote for the person not the party
So if there are only 3 candidates :- Tory ,Labour and Lib Dems, but you normally vote for the Green Party candidate, should you be forced to vote ?
kevinchess1 wrote:yes but there's nothing to stop you spoiling you ballet paper
Thanked by: Dream on

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests