Hello, I am looking for someone to write an article on Mandatory Voting in Brazil: The Case for Abolition. It needs to be at least 2000 words. Every literate Brazilian who is aged between 18 and 70 is required by law to vote in general elections. On the other hand, it is optional for citizens of 16-17 years, those aged over 70, and illiterate Brazilians of any age (Power 98). However, providing a valid reason for not taking part in an election is accepted. Such reasons may include sickness and absence from the country on the day of voting. Otherwise, the person who declines to vote at an election without permission is prevented from securing a passport, among other restrictions until they have settled their case in an electoral court.This paper contends that Brazil’s system of mandatory voting at general elections is obsolete and should be abolished in favor of voluntary voting. It seeks to defend this position in view of the just concluded general elections. The paper first gives a historical background of mandatory voting globally and in Brazil. The next section of the thesis provides an overview of the debate between compulsory versus voluntary voting around the world. The section that follows, “The Need to Abolish Mandatory Voting in Brazil: The Justification” demonstrates why the country should abandon mandatory voting and switch to a voluntary voting system as is the case in most countries around the world. This part constitutes the bulk of the paper. Finally, the paper concludes that an affirmation of the need to make the big shift to voluntary voting.The world over, mandatory voting is not a new invention. Ancient Athenians practiced it (Power 97). They required every citizen to engage in public affairs. However, attending the assembly was left to the discretion of an individual. However, occasionally, social action was taken against those who persisted in not taking part. In addition, the agora needed a quorum of about 6,000 people. .
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