You know that is never going to happen. Independent thinkers unfortunately never get into any real power in government, anywhere. They all eventually bow down to party pressure in spite of altruistic intentions. That is the problem in the political arena. Many politicians start out with good intentions and the party machines just grind away at them, promises broken by others usually.
Even here (since tat mentioned a push for voluntary voting). That push has come from my own state government who won in a complete landslide at the last state election. Since then (recently) the state government has 'sacked' fourteen thousand employees (actually many of those jobs were mainly in the contracting area), the trickle down effect is having a far greater impact on other industry and business especially in the smaller towns around the state (Queensland). The state premier is not so popular now, the party machine (LNP) know already that in another election they will probably get booted back out, The call for 'voluntary' voting is a knee jerk reaction that crops up from time to time, usually by our equivalent to your Republican Party, such is life. The comparison made earlier about compulsory voting here and elsewhere is a little out of touch to say the least. The fine for not voting is $20 (about 4 beers).