Linked by Howard Fosdick on Thu 8th Nov 2012 20:12 UTC
Editorial In the United States, state and local authorities are in charge of voting and the country uses more than a half dozen different voting technologies. As a result, the country can't guarantee that it accurately counts national votes in a timely fashion. This article discusses the problem and potential solutions to the U.S. voting dilemma.
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I'd assume (but don't know) that if you ever get arrested for any reason they'd append any outstanding "failure to vote" charges to your other charges.

- Brendan

No one has ever been arrested or prosecuted for not voting in Australia. The warrants are presumably left in a filing cabinet in a basement to gather dust.

A few protesters have even unsuccessfully tried to be arrested for not voting and not paying the fine. The authorities simply ignore them to avoid making an issue.

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