This is an interesting idea, though not novel as it was suggested earlier by the Gujarat Govt, and rejected. Should it be a mandatory duty to vote? To many it is a waste of time since it is well known that nothing is done to implement the political manifestos . Even if done, they are merely cosmetic. Most of the time, the Govt or the Panchayat or Corporation operate on knee jerk reaction when a crisis develops. Would anyone research the candidate as is being suggested? What do you feel about mandatory voting?