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You can certainly submit blank or invalid ballots. One bloke I know has been writing "You must be joking" on his for years.

Technically, you're only required to attend a polling station and get your name crossed off.




What happens if you don't?


You get a letter asking for a reason why you didn't turn up and they fine you if they don't think it's a good enough excuse.

My mother once wrote "I think compulsory democracy is a contradiction in terms". They fined her.


How did they know it was her?


They send letters to everyone who hasn't had their name crossed off the voting list.


I assumed you meant she wrote "I think compulsory democracy is a contradiction in terms" on her ballot.


No, he meant she wrote that on the excuse letter.


Yes I completely misunderstood! Thanks both for setting me straight.





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