Voting – choosing your parliamentary representatives: Activity 3

Rights and responsibilities: compulsory voting - analysing and assessing information

  1. In pairs, instruct students to research compulsory voting in Australia. Provide students with web addresses or down load information from www.aec.gov.au > Voting > Compulsory voting.

  2. Instruct students to present information using a graphic organiser such as a T chart to display arguments for and against.

  3. Conduct a mini debate using the information gathered on compulsory voting.

  4. Facilitate a discussion around the consequences of people not exercising their democratic right to vote for representatives in an election.

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