Should you be forced to vote?

Today, the (centre left) Institute for Public Policy Research said that people should be forced to vote after turning 18 in order to "kick start the habit of a lifetime".  The report (see here), said that:
"Growing levels of electoral inequality by age and class, falling political participation rates, and low levels of belief in the efficacy of democracy, all reflect an ingrained sense that the political process is rigged in favour of the rich, the powerful and the well connected..." 
In the last general election (2010), just 44% of young people (aged 18-24) voted and the IPPR says that compulsory voting would re-engage people in democracy.  However, it has been suggested that a 'none of the above' option would be needed if such a policy was implemented.

What do you think?

Should voting be compulsory?

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