To protect democracy, every adult in N.J. has to vote | Editorial

Since 1962, it has been mandatory for Australian citizens 18 years and older to enroll to vote. They also are required to go the polls on Election Day, or to cast their vote by mail.

Citizens who choose not to vote in a state election – and who fail to provide a valid reason – pay a $20 fine for a first offense, $50 for subsequent lapses.

As he prepared to transition from state assemblyman to state senator this week, Troy Singleton (D-Burlington) posed an important question to his fellow Garden State citizens.

Would you support a law mandating compulsory voting …read more

Source: Hunterdon

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