An Introduction toCompulsory VotingErica MauterORLD 6300 – Strategic Communication
compulsory|kəmˈpəlsərē|   required by law or a rule;   obligatory   involving or exercising   compulsion; coercive
Seriously, why?The Benefits of Compulsory Voting
Increased                              BetterCompulsory      Civic                            Governmen  Voting     Partic...
Better Government                 Eliminate voter access issues                 Policy must appeal to the entire electorat...
Who even does that?The Effects of Compulsory Voting Law in Other Countries
Where in the World31 countries (as of 2009)AustraliaSwitzerland (only 1 canton),Belgium*, Netherlands*,Luxembourg, Austria...
Enforcement                  Explanation                  Fine                  Possible imprisonment (no documented      ...
Other Countries’ Turnout           *average over last 30 years           Country                       Turnout*           ...
Like, how?Compulsory Voting is Possible in Minnesota
Minnesota Voter                                 Registration                 Be at least 18 years old on                 e...
Culture of Civic                                 Engagement                Sense of community                Perceived abi...
ReferencesNew Oxford American DictionaryCompulsory Voting in Australia – Australian Electoral Commission     Retrieved fro...
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As part of my MA program in Organizational Leadership at St. Catherine University, I recently took a strategic communications class. Over the course of the class, I applied different written and oral treatments to my chosen topic of compulsory voting. I explored the political and civic culture of Minnesota and potential channels for advocacy. This is the deck for my informational speech.

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  • distinguish between registration vs voting
  • Government is representative
  • BETTER – more effectivePOLICY - Base – center – base cycleLEGIT - “I didn’t vote for them”LEGIT – all govt determined by some peopleDUTY – taxes, education, jury dutyDUTY – demanding activitiesINCOME – common penalty is nominal fineINCOME – dedicate penalty to election system – vs public funding of elections (WY)
  • u.s. presidential vs parliamentaryu.s.reg’d turnout vs VAP turnout = could register more people
  • Federal constitution + amendments + federal legislation = can’t deny/abridge right to vote based on certain characteristics
  • otherwise states define
  • VAP vs eligible vs registeredINCOME – 2008 turnout rate * 2012 reg’d voters * $5 * 50% collection = $1.5 million
  • Wilder researchInfluenced by AND influencesCompulsory voting part of cycle of reinforcement
  • Could leave current registration/voting, simply require currently reg’d voters to voteREG - Easier registration != more lax requirementsREG - Index to another, more common civic activityREG - Online registrationVOTE – Election Day holidayVOTE – early votingVOTE – new technologyINCENT – carrot vs stick
  • An Introduction to Compulsory Voting

    1. 1. An Introduction toCompulsory VotingErica MauterORLD 6300 – Strategic Communication
    2. 2. compulsory|kəmˈpəlsərē| required by law or a rule; obligatory involving or exercising compulsion; coercive
    3. 3. Seriously, why?The Benefits of Compulsory Voting
    4. 4. Increased BetterCompulsory Civic Governmen Voting Participatio t n
    5. 5. Better Government Eliminate voter access issues Policy must appeal to the entire electorate Legitimacy Civic duty Article 29 of Universal Declaration of Human Rights Right = Something someone has and chooses to use “just requirements of morality, public order and the general welfare in a democratic society” IncomeCompulsory Voting in Australia – Australian Electoral CommissionRetrieved from: http://www.aec.gov.au/About_AEC/publications/voting/index.htm
    6. 6. Who even does that?The Effects of Compulsory Voting Law in Other Countries
    7. 7. Where in the World31 countries (as of 2009)AustraliaSwitzerland (only 1 canton),Belgium*, Netherlands*,Luxembourg, Austria*Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru,Uruguay, Chile
    8. 8. Enforcement Explanation Fine Possible imprisonment (no documented cases) Infringement of civil rights or disenfranchisement Social sanctionsInternational Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance – Compulsory VotingRetrieved from: http://www.idea.int/vt/compulsory_voting.cfm
    9. 9. Other Countries’ Turnout *average over last 30 years Country Turnout* Turnout* Voting Age Pop. (reg’d voters) (voting age pop.) at last election Australia 94.73% 82.81% 16,208,479 (Parliamentary) Brazil (Presidential) 82.13% 79.54% 137,925,708 Argentina 79.42% 78.00% 29,678,579 (Presidential) Ecuador 73.12% 73.51% 8,763,905 (Presidential) Peru (Presidential) 82.48% 73.71% 19,106,922 Chile (Presidential) 89.98% 72.50% 12,180,403 United States 84.08% 57.87% 233,087,000 (Presidential) United States 61.26% 44.86% 235,809,266 (Parliamentary)International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance – Voter TurnoutRetrieved from: http://www.idea.int/vt/
    10. 10. Like, how?Compulsory Voting is Possible in Minnesota
    11. 11. Minnesota Voter Registration Be at least 18 years old on election day AGE Be a citizen of the United States CITIZENSHIP Have resided in Minnesota for 20 days immediately RESIDENCY preceding Election Day Have any felony conviction COMPETENCY record discharged, expired, or completed CRIMINAL Not be under court-ordered guardianship where a court RECORD has revoked your voting rights Not have been ruled legally incompetent by a court of lawOffice of the Minnesota Secretary of State: Registering to VoteRetrieved from: http://www.sos.state.mn.us/index.aspx?page=204
    12. 12. Culture of Civic Engagement Sense of community Perceived ability to improve community Volunteerism Voter turnoutCivic Engagement – Overview – Minnesota CompassRetrieved from: http://www.mncompass.org/civicengagement/index.php#.UIGI7Gl27cZ
    13. 13. ReferencesNew Oxford American DictionaryCompulsory Voting in Australia – Australian Electoral Commission Retrieved from: http://www.aec.gov.au/About_AEC/publications/voting/index.htmCivic Engagement – Overview – Minnesota Compass Retrieved from: http://www.mncompass.org/civicengagement/index.php#.UIGI7Gl27cZInternational Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance – CompulsoryVoting Retrieved from: http://www.idea.int/vt/compulsory_voting.cfmInternational Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance – Voter Turnout Retrieved from: http://www.idea.int/vt/Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State: Registering to Vote Retrieved from: http://www.sos.state.mn.us/index.aspx?page=204

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