That question of provision for registration can apply only to closed lists.
I come now to the other sanction in compulsory voting, namely, prosecution. It was found by the committee, I believe, that prosecutions in Australia, were most infrequent and that almost any excuse was considered sufficient. I may be wrong in my figures, but I am under the impression that over quite a period of time only some three thousand persons were prosecuted in Australia.
Subtopic: MEASURE RESPECTING FRANCHISE OF ELECTORS, ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF HOUSE OF COMMONS AND PRINTING AND PUBLICATION OF ELECTION DOCUMENTS