Arising_uk wrote: ↑Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:53 am
Which is why I think you'd have to have compulsory voting and then some optiins could be that if the NOTA vote won there is a re-election and govt supended until or party's have to form a coiltion interim until rerun, etc.
In general, I am pretty much against compulsory voting, as there are valid reasons to abstain.
However, as many people make compulsory voting a condition for introducing NOTA, in the spirit of pragmatism, I would accept, as long as there was an 'Abstain' option as well, as a condition to bring a formal and binding NOTA into the electoral system.
It would be the worst of all worlds, just as we have now, if NOTA and abstention was intermingled. It would be as if nothing had changed.
NOTA is there to provide a clear and reliable measure of public dissatisfaction, this measure is a vital baseline measurement required for the successful givernance of a country. There can to no non-corrupt or rational reason to not ensure we measure public dissatisfaction, and the only way to do that is with a formal and binding NOTA option. There is no substitute for it.
If I liked the options - I would come and vote.
I don't like the options - but must waste 2 hours of my time to come and tick the NOTA box?
Do you understand that NOTA is not abstention, but voting against all the options? So, it would not be a waste of your time. Your voice would be heard, and if enough people were also dissatisfied, then the election would be held again.
I don't like compulsory voting, so if your dissatisfaction was not enough to bring you to the voting booth, that would be fine with me also.