Zack Pedrosa
Zack Pedrosa voted up Didge Doo's answer

I wouldn't recommend it.

We have mandatory voting in Oz which means that the polling booths are filled not only with people who actually stay abreast of current affairs, but with hordes of people who have no idea why they're voting and no interest.

The result is that we get some very strange election results … Read more

Zack Pedrosa
Zack Pedrosa voted up PJ Stein's answer

No. There are enough people who are voting without understanding who or what they are voting for. Making it mandatory will just make that worse. I do think civics should be mandatory in all high schools though. That should give those coming up on voting age a better understanding of what thy are voting on.