Posted Sep 14, 2010 13:37 UTC (Tue) by fb
In reply to: Citizen Linus
Parent article: Citizen Linus
I guess that the US -unlike many European countries- does not have a centralized (multi purpose) database where each and every citizen needs to register its home address. So you need to register with the local "voting" office in advance, as well as several other independent offices to make use of their (public) services.
If you wish to have high turn out rates in elections you should make use of
compulsory voting which will make loads of people show up even if the penalties are extremely low (e.g. in Brazil the fine costs as much as a local bus ticket, and elections always have at least 80% turn out).
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