It is shocking that Britain is going to vote for FPTP which has led to so many evil results down the years, including 9% winners in Papuan elections. However compulsory voting is a more important reform. Without compulsory voting there is enormous incentive for elections to be run in such a way that particular sections of the community are less likely to vote. With compulsory voting we find, certainly in Australia, that the authorities are obliged to make it convenient for everyone to vote.

Robert Smart, Sydney

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