[Linux-aus] Why Didn't You Vote?

Karl Goetz karl at kgoetz.id.au
Tue Jan 27 23:14:27 EST 2009

On Tue, 27 Jan 2009 16:25:45 +1100
Chris Smart <mail at christophersmart.com> wrote:

> 2009/1/27 James Purser <james at jamespurser.com.au>
> > This article does raise a valid point even though it seems to
> > contain a kernel of snark:
> >
> > http://www.itwire.com/content/view/22871/1141/
> >
> > Why do we get low voter turnouts when we obviously have a much
> > larger membership? If you didn't vote, I would like to hear why, no
> > blame attached, just would be interesting to see the reasons.

> He sure can. That's how democracy works in the U.K, the U.S and NZ
> (and possibly every other Democratic country other than Australia).
> Voting in Australia is compulsory but it's not the only way Democracy
> works.

No its not.
Attendance is compulsory, voting is not.

> -c

Karl Goetz, (Kamping_Kaiser / VK5FOSS)
Debian user / gNewSense contributor
No, I won't join your social networking group
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