The Clueless Voter
Some political scientists have called for compulsory voting to force citizens to participate in the electoral process. It won't work.
The source: “Does Compulsory Voting Lead to More Informed and Engaged Citizens? An Experimental Test” by Peter John Loewen, Henry Milner, and Bruce M. Hicks, in Canadian Journal of Political Science, Sept. 2008.
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