In this episode Malcolm and I discuss that pesky requirement to have your name checked off the electoral roll every 3 years – compulsory voting. Which countries have it? What are the pros and cons? Listen and find out!

Stuff we discussed:

  • Here is the list of countries that have compulsory voting.
  • And my brain wasn’t working – half of 58% is 29% (not 28), which was the voter turnout for the 2016 US election and the theoretical percentage of people who actually voted for Trump.
  • The fine for non-attendance at an Australian federal election, without a valid excuse, is $20.

Music credits to Valle de la Luna by Roger Plexico and Makie Elkino by William Ross.