Millions of people around Britain will head to the polls today to choose their local MP and, in turn, the formation of the next government.
Other will stay at home - either in protest at the choice on offer, or perhaps because of apathy and alienation with the system.
But millions of others around the world do not enjoy that luxury to choose. Some countries have no elections at all, while others hold sham ballots where a de facto dictator retains power year upon year.
At the other end of the spectrum, as this chart from Statista shows, are 26 countries where voting is enforced through law.