We're going to the ballot box for today's Geo Quiz.
ballot box: http://www.flickr.com/photos/binkley27
No, we're not looking for states that are holding presidential primaries today -- like Ohio and Texas.
We're not even going to ask you about Russia -- which held it's national presidential vote just a few days ago.
There are dozens of national elections around the globe each year. In most cases, voting is a voluntary activity. That is, you cast a ballot only if you want to.
But there are exceptions.
More than 30 countries REQUIRE their citizens to vote. Non-voters face the possibility of paying a fine or maybe even jail time.
Fiji, Singapore, and Uruguay are examples of places where voting is strictly mandated by law. For our quiz --- we want to you to name 3 countries that were among the very first to introduce compulsory national voting.
Vote here: http://flickr.com/photos/winmac
You'll have to rewind back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries to find the answers.
We'll tabulate the answer here...