Australia election: Why is there compulsory voting?


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Australia is one of the only English-speaking nations to have compulsory voting.

It means turnout at the general election on 21 May is likely to exceed 90%.

Historian Judith Brett explains why mandatory voting has wide support in Australia.

Video by Isabelle Rodd

Read the full article at: bbc.com


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