Why we vote

By Whitney Smith, Development Coordinator

Voting in Brazil is mandatory for all citizens over age 18. In fact, even people living abroad are subject to fines if they do not report to their local Brazilian Embassy on Election Day to explain their absence from the polls.

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Why we vote takes a snapshot of democracy in action around the world. Get inspired by those who have lined up, in good times and in bad, to make their vote count. Published every other week.

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