Not just a right
In Brazil, as in Australia, voting is not just a civic duty, but a requirement. Worldwide, 22 nations have mandatory voting, which is enforced to varying degrees. In Brazil, voting is only optional for those aged over 70, illiterates and teenagers between 16 and 18. Military conscripts cannot vote. Here, voters queue at a polling station in a shantytown in Rio de Janiero for municipal elections.