So I have been tossing this idea around in my head for some time.
There are pros and cons to both voluntary and compulsory voting and I am not satisfied with either. I have come up with 2 possible solutions and would love the opinions of the smart members of this forum. Or any other solutions out there.
Voting is compulsory one year and voluntary the next.
I feel this way that polices my move away from this fight for the center but not too extreme like in the US as compulsory voting is back in next cycle.
Or a less extreme version could be even birth dates compulsory this year and odd compulsory the next (of course you can vote at any election it just not mandatory)
Is for there to be a "non vote" box on the ballot.
I could be missing the mark here, but I feel even though people know it is legal to post a donkey vote there would a substantial portion of the electorate that feel wrong about it and are compelled to vote. And as such make an uninformed vote or vote as their parents do or make choices for less than ideal reasons (and that is their prerogative).
Look forward to peoples thoughts