GETTING OUT THE VOTE
Voter turnout differs hugely across the globe. Electoral democracies whose political system is not responsive to voters' wishes, like Haiti, see dismal voter participation. Other countries with meager turnouts, like Egypt or Russia, often give their citizens only a token choice. Western democracies are also not immune from voter fatigue, as the mediocre U.S. numbers show. Austria fares very well with one of the of the highest voter participation in the world. Countries with obligatory voting, like Vietnam, do best.