Dr. SY Quraishi I Compulsion won’t work; voter education key to participation I Hindustan Times

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This election season, India saw a huge turnout of voters. So if voting is made compulsory, would it ensure a better participation? Or is it better voter education that we need? Our Outstanding Speaker and Former Chief Election Commissioner of India, Dr S.Y Quraishi discusses the aspects to make voting a more participative event. Here’s an excerpt The proposal for compulsory voting has been raised for years in response to chronic voter apathy, especially in urban areas. However, persuasion by education, rather than compulsion, is the answer. In fact, compulsion and democracy are the antithesis of each other. You can read the full article here – http://www.hindustantimes.com/analysis/voter-participation-can-be-achieved-through-systematic-poll-education/article1-1287635.aspx

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