Unless you are either a) not living in Alberta, b) living under a rock, or c) actually don’t care, a Provincial Election was called for May 5. No, Star Wars fans, not May 4. May 5.
Reading the feedback on Twitter and Facebook, I have noticed a couple of things.
1) There are lots of you that don’t like the PC Party. You would prefer someone else takes the reins.
2) There are also lots of you that simply don’t care and don’t expect anything to change.
On either side of that perspective, it’s fair to say that I can’t blame you. There is lots of cynicism, anger and frustration out there. From all accounts, it is expected that this election, budgeted at 23 million dollars by the way, will be the lowest turn out in Alberta election history.
However, there are lots of people out there that feel it is your duty as a citizen of this Province and of this Country that you should vote. And are disgusted and frustrated that you might on.
They might suggest that we implement Mandatory Voting. It is a concept that is enforced in 13 countries including Argentina, Australia, Brazil to name a few. Some countries have it on law but do not enforce it. They include Costa Rica,Greece, and Thailand to name a few of those.
What do you think? Do you Agree or Disagree with the idea of Mandatory Voting?
Why or why not?