In some countries around the world, voting is compulsory. Do you agree with the notion of compulsory voting? If voting is compulsory in a democratic society, what are some conclusions we can draw about the nature of democracy?

In a democratic country, making voting compulsory will break the rules of democracy. Some people believe compulsory voting takes away the freedom of people whether they should or not. However, it is argued that voting is one of the civic duties, just like paying taxes.

First and foremost, voting could tell a personal view about a leader whether the candidate is fully competent to go as a national leader or not. In my opinion, that is what democracy means. If no one is putting their ideas at the front, then what is the point of conducting elections and competitions? When voting is made unavoidable, inevitably people tend to pay more attention to political issues, which is happening in the country. On the other hand, if voting is optional, people pay less attention to the problems in the country. Also, compulsory voting makes people more responsible and helps them to work towards the welfare of the country.

Furthermore, compulsory registration and voting enhance the critical evaluation of the representatives. If people fail to vote, there could be chances for the candidates to win with much fewer votes than a majority of eligible voters. Also, partiality among the public would be reduced. It means everyone can choose their favourite leader. Secondly, compulsory voting is a further step in the way of development of any nation. To be more precise, good leaders are essential for a country, and it is only possible if the public will give their opinion.

To put it in a nutshell, a voter is compelled to vote not for the benefits for others, but his welfare. Compulsory voting is a positive development, and it should be mandatory in every nation because it can assist a nation in the way of democracy.