The ABC is reporting that almost 500 Canberrans have been summonsed to court for failing to vote in last years election.
The documented $10 fine turns out to be a bit of a furphy, because many also had to pay $50 in court costs.
Around a third of those who didn’t vote managed to get off without penalty. The other two third were fined.
Especially interesting was the Chief Magistrate’s comments that those most likely to not vote are Australians. People from overseas apparently relish the opportunity to vote.