I know this point can be a controversial subject : here in Australia its compulsory to register & vote if your over the age of 18 .
And i think that`s a fair system to have .But one where YOU have a say in how your country is run
And not bemoan about the state of the country after an election when YOU didn`t bother to vote because its not compulsory
I know people are going to say that takes away their personal freedoms etc,etc.
With a system of compulsory voting if you really so strongly feel that way all you have to do is make your vote void of no account , mark it in such a way as it doesn`t count.
Many JW`s did that myself included when I was a believer I went through the process fullfiling the obligations of registering etc,and when it came time to vote put down "Jehovah`s Kingdom By Christ Jesus and put a couple of scriptures to verify it .
And was never ever questioned about it or fined for not voting.
Now that i`m out of a brainwashed controlling religion that to a degree controlled what I thought and did .
I find it a little bit hard to comprehend that once you have left that behind and that now YOU have control to some extent what happens in your community you don`t take advantage of the opportunity to do so ?