Compulsory first-time voting could overcome the current apathy among young voters and tackle the “inequality” in turnout rates which means older, wealthier people in society have more influence over politics, the Institute for Public Policy Research said. In a report published today, the IPPR says that all young people should be required to go to the ballot box even if they place a cross in a box marked “abstain” rather than vote for any of the political parties on offer.
The study, from the left-leaning think-tank
They would say that wouldn’t they?
For as we all know the young are more likely to vote left. Of course, they being young and ignorant.