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Should People Only be Allowed to Vote if they Pass a Certain Test?
Implementation of such a test would be difficult.
Questions are likely to favour certain policies.
The test questions would be subject to perpetual debate.
This is harder to implement in overpopulated countries like China and India.
Testing would cost time and money.
Not necessarily; it might be expensive, but everybody must sign up to vote and register. If the test is embedded in the process of registering, that may be an excellent way around the problem.
Test questions on the ballot paper would be easy to implement.
Basic knowledge of democratic institutions should be a minimum requisite for voting, but this could easily be achieved by making it a mandatory subject in secondary education, without the need of a specific test.