Topics Compulsory voting

Constitute topics are built from the variables in the Comparative Constitutions Project’s dataset, which captures the content of world constitutions. The particular variables relevant to this topic are listed below, in the form of survey questions.

More information about the CCP’s research design is available here, including background information on how the team designed the inventory of constitutional topics as well as the full coding survey


Makes voting mandatory for at least some electors in some elections. This is sometimes qualified on the basis of age, for example after age eighteen, or until age 70.




suffrage; voting

Survey Questions

  • Does the constitution make voting mandatory, at least for some elections?