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On the other line of thoughts - why such a law will actually not help:|
(Except those who may face real challenge to be present in their cities and villages due to unavoidable personal reasons...)
Those who do not vote are not serious about selection of the government, or how else will anyone not go to booth to cast a vote if he/she understands the importance of it !
If someone is not serious about the kind of government he/she wants, then certainly he/she has not put adequate efforts to select a suitable choice. In such a case, if he/she is forced to vote, such a vote will be from a casual reaction and often come up with a improper and inferior choice.
If 30 to 40% people do not vote and they are forced to vote, then there will be these many 'casual' votes.
Even with 5% voting swing one side, the governments change. Imagine what kind of swing these 'casual' votes will bring that form 30-40% of total voters !!
This will change style of campaign and most likely it will give birth to new challenges.
Apart from right to vote, objective of elections is also to get better alternative get to the power to ensure a better government. All efforts should be made to enable people meet this objective and not the other way round.