Where I come from, voting is compulsory. If you don’t show up on Election Day, you’re fined $20. I’m from Australia, where voting, like paying taxes, is a part of being an adult and being a citizen. I’m also a citizen of the United States, where voting is not compulsory, and where voter turn-out, with a few exceptions, gets thinner with every election cycle. Chloe Angyal is a contributor to Feministing.com Distributed by Tubemogul.
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