Argument: Mandatory voting more impactful than making voting easier

Issue Report: Compulsory voting


William Galston, senior fellow in governance studies at the Brookings Institution. “Mandatory voting would loosen partisan gridlock.” US News and World Report. July 8th, 2010: “Won’t making voting easier, such as making Election Day a national holiday, accomplish the same thing? What we know is that steps to make voting easier can take us some distance down the road, but they won’t get us anywhere near the rates of political participation of countries with mandatory voting.”