This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government
Petition If circumstances call for a second EU referendum, voting should be compulsory.
If another referendum happens but with a similar, or worse, lower turnout - what validates the second result anymore than the first result?
Australia uses compulsory voting every general election as it delivers a strong mandate for government. 100% turnout would ensure public respect for results.
As there is already an £80 fine in place for failing to register on the electoral roll, an £80 for failing to turn up to vote is not much of a further stretch.
Voters remain free to spoil ballots, or not mark a preference, as a form of protest voting - they simply have to turn up.
We have a few months before David Cameron resigns and athe least a year or so before we REALLY leave the EU. So many have expressed regret for voting out.. the future is still salvageable, but we have to act fast.
This petition is closed This petition ran for 6 months