As a lifelong (so far) political abstentionist, I'd be very interested to hear all of your views on this emotive subject. There are those who argue that the right to a vote is one of the greatest gifts that democracy has brought us. Then there are those - like me - who, while acknowledging this gift, feel that if voting were made compulsory, this would run contrary to the democratic ideal. After all, democracy is, in part at least, about having a choice. So, if I choose not to vote, that's my democratic right ... right? Or wrong? What do you think?