Mandatory voting in Brazil is the topic of continual debate

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In Brazil, Citizens Are Split Over Mandatory Voting
Brazilian President Rousseff was recently re-elected in Brazil where voting is mandatory. The process is always a topic of debate amongst citizens. On the one hand it ensures that the vote is a fair representation of what the citizens decide. However, many believe that uneducated votes are as dangerous as not voting at all.

Rousseff won the most recent October 2014 election in Brazil:
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Mandatory voting in Brazil is the topic of continual debate
Brazil's President and Workers Party presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff, shows her electronic voting receipt that confirms she voted in the presidential runoff election as she drinks mate, an herbal tea, in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. Rousseff is leading opposition contender Aecio Neves 51-to-49 percent with 95 percent of the vote counted. Still, there are too many uncounted votes for a winner to be declared. That's according to the official count Sunday night from the nation's top electoral court. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Supporters of Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, who is running for re-election with the Workers Party, PT, celebrate the election results before a press conference in a hotel in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. Rousseff is leading opposition contender Aecio Neves with 95 percent of the vote counted. Still, there are too many uncounted votes for a winner to be declared. That's according to the official count Sunday night from the nation's top electoral court. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
A supporter of Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, who is running for re-election with the Workers Party, PT, celebrates the election results before a press conference in a hotel in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. Rousseff is leading opposition contender Aecio Neves with 95 percent of the vote counted. Still, there are too many uncounted votes for a winner to be declared. That's according to the official count Sunday night from the nation's top electoral court. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Supporters of Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, who is running for re-election with the Workers Party, PT, celebrate the election results before a press conference in a hotel in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. Rousseff is leading opposition contender Aecio Neves with 95 percent of the vote counted. Still, there are too many uncounted votes for a winner to be declared. That's according to the official count Sunday night from the nation's top electoral court. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
A supporter of Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, who is running for re-election with the Workers Party, PT, celebrates the election results in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. Rousseff is leading opposition contender Aecio Neves with 95 percent of the vote counted. Still, there are too many uncounted votes for a winner to be declared. That's according to the official count Sunday night from the nation's top electoral court. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Supporters of re-elected President Dilma Rousseff, for the Workers' Party (PT), celebrate in Brasilia on October 26, 2014. Leftist incumbent Dilma Rousseff was re-elected president of Brazil, the country's Supreme Electoral Tribunal said, after a down-to-the-wire race against center-right challenger Aecio Neves. Rousseff, who had 51.45 percent of the vote with 98 percent of ballots counted, was declared the run-off winner. AFP PHOTO / EVARISTO SA (Photo credit should read EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images)
Supporters of re-elected President Dilma Rousseff, for the Workers' Party (PT), celebrate in Brasilia on October 26, 2014. Leftist incumbent Dilma Rousseff was re-elected president of Brazil, the country's Supreme Electoral Tribunal said, after a down-to-the-wire race against center-right challenger Aecio Neves. Rousseff, who had 51.45 percent of the vote with 98 percent of ballots counted, was declared the run-off winner. AFP PHOTO / EVARISTO SA (Photo credit should read EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images)
Supporters of re-elected President Dilma Rousseff, for the Workers' Party (PT), celebrate in Brasilia on October 26, 2014. Leftist incumbent Dilma Rousseff was re-elected president of Brazil, the country's Supreme Electoral Tribunal said, after a down-to-the-wire race against center-right challenger Aecio Neves. Rousseff, who had 51.45 percent of the vote with 98 percent of ballots counted, was declared the run-off winner. AFP PHOTO / EVARISTO SA (Photo credit should read EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images)
Supporters of re-elected President Dilma Rousseff, for the Workers' Party (PT), celebrate in Brasilia on October 26, 2014. Leftist incumbent Dilma Rousseff was re-elected president of Brazil, the country's Supreme Electoral Tribunal said, after a down-to-the-wire race against center-right challenger Aecio Neves. Rousseff, who had 51.45 percent of the vote with 98 percent of ballots counted, was declared the run-off winner. AFP PHOTO / EVARISTO SA (Photo credit should read EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images)
Supporters of re-elected President Dilma Rousseff, for the Workers' Party (PT), celebrate in Brasilia on October 26, 2014. Leftist incumbent Dilma Rousseff was re-elected president of Brazil, the country's Supreme Electoral Tribunal said, after a down-to-the-wire race against center-right challenger Aecio Neves. Rousseff, who had 51.45 percent of the vote with 98 percent of ballots counted, was declared the run-off winner. AFP PHOTO / EVARISTO SA (Photo credit should read EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images)
BRASILIA, BRAZIL - OCTOBER 26: Supporters of Brazilian President and Workers' Party (PT) candidate Dilma Rousseff cheer as partial results are announced on October 26, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil. Rousseff is facing off with Presidential candidate of the Brazilian Social Democratic Party (PSDB) Aecio Neves in a run-off election today. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
BRASILIA, BRAZIL - OCTOBER 26: Supporters of Brazilian President and Workers' Party (PT) candidate Dilma Rousseff cheer as partial results are announced on October 26, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil. Rousseff is facing off with Presidential candidate of the Brazilian Social Democratic Party (PSDB) Aecio Neves in a run-off election today. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Supporters of Brazilian President and presidential candidate for the Workers Party (PT), Dilma Rousseff celebrate following the first partial results in the run-off election, in Brasilia on October 26, 2014. AFP PHOTO / EVARISTO SA (Photo credit should read EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images)
Supporters of Brazilian President and presidential candidate for the Workers Party (PT), Dilma Rousseff celebrate following the first partial results in the run-off election, in Brasilia on October 26, 2014. AFP PHOTO / EVARISTO SA (Photo credit should read EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images)
Supporters of Brazilian President and presidential candidate for the Workers Party (PT), Dilma Rousseff celebrate following the first partial results in the run-off election, in Brasilia on October 26, 2014. AFP PHOTO / EVARISTO SA (Photo credit should read EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images)
Supporters of Brazilian President and presidential candidate for the Workers Party (PT), Dilma Rousseff celebrate following the first partial results, in Brasilia on October 26, 2014. AFP PHOTO / EVARISTO SA (Photo credit should read EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images)
Supporters of Brazilian President and presidential candidate for the Workers Party (PT), Dilma Rousseff celebrate following the first partial results, in Brasilia on October 26, 2014. AFP PHOTO / EVARISTO SA (Photo credit should read EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - OCTOBER 26. Supporters of the Brazilian President and the Workers' Party (PT) celebrate at party headquarters on October 26, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. President Dilma Rousseff won reelection with 51% of the valid votes. (Photos by Victor Moriyama/Getty Images)
BRASILIA, BRAZIL - OCTOBER 26: Supporters of Brazilian President and Workers' Party (PT) candidate Dilma Rousseff cheer as partial results are announced on October 26, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil. Rousseff is facing off with Presidential candidate of the Brazilian Social Democratic Party (PSDB) Aecio Neves in a run-off election today. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - OCTOBER 26. Supporters of the Brazilian President and the Workers' Party (PT) celebrate at party headquarters on October 26, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. President Dilma Rousseff won reelection with 51% of the valid votes. (Photos by Victor Moriyama/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - OCTOBER 26. Supporters of the Brazilian President and the Workers' Party (PT) celebrate at party headquarters on October 26, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. President Dilma Rousseff won reelection with 51% of the valid votes. (Photos by Victor Moriyama/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - OCTOBER 26. Supporters of the Brazilian President and the Workers' Party (PT) celebrate at party headquarters on October 26, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. President Dilma Rousseff won reelection with 51% of the valid votes. (Photos by Victor Moriyama/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - OCTOBER 26. Supporters of the Brazilian President and the Workers' Party (PT) celebrate at party headquarters on October 26, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. President Dilma Rousseff won reelection with 51% of the valid votes. (Photos by Victor Moriyama/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - OCTOBER 26. Supporters of the Brazilian President and the Workers' Party (PT) celebrate at party headquarters on October 26, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. President Dilma Rousseff won reelection with 51% of the valid votes. (Photos by Victor Moriyama/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - OCTOBER 26. Supporters of the Brazilian President and the Workers' Party (PT) celebrate at party headquarters on October 26, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. President Dilma Rousseff won reelection with 51% of the valid votes. (Photos by Victor Moriyama/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - OCTOBER 26. Supporters of the Brazilian President and the Workers' Party (PT) celebrate at party headquarters on October 26, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. President Dilma Rousseff won reelection with 51% of the valid votes. (Photos by Victor Moriyama/Getty Images)
Hundreds of supporters celebrate the reelection of the Brazilian President and presidential candidate for the Workers' Party (PT) Dilma Rousseff in the presidential election run-off along Paulista Avenue in Sao Paulo Brazil on October 26 2014. Leftist incumbent Dilma Rousseff was re-elected president of Brazil on Sunday, the country's Supreme Electoral Tribunal said, after a down-to-the-wire race against center-right challenger Aecio Neves. AFP PHOTO / Nelson ALMEIDA (Photo credit should read NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - OCTOBER 26. Supporters of the Brazilian President and the Workers' Party (PT) celebrate at party headquarters on October 26, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. President Dilma Rousseff won reelection with 51% of the valid votes. (Photos by Victor Moriyama/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - OCTOBER 26. Supporters of the Brazilian President and the Workers' Party (PT) celebrate at party headquarters on October 26, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. President Dilma Rousseff won reelection with 51% of the valid votes. (Photos by Victor Moriyama/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - OCTOBER 26: Partido dos Trabalhadores activist walks with a flag of President Dilma Rousseff during the second round of elections on October 26, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Incumbent President Dilma Rousseff is competing against social democrat Aecio Neves for president. (Photo by Victor Moriyama/Getty Images)
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, presidential candidate for re-election of the Workers Party (PT), gestures next to an electronic ballot box after voting during Brazil's presidential election runoff in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, presidential candidate for re-election of the Workers Party (PT), left, is kissed by Tarso Genro, governor of Rio Grande do Sul, also running for re-election with PT, after voting during Brazil's presidential election runoff in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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