Opposition Senator Robert Montague is calling for a law mandating Jamaicans to vote at election time or face sanctions.

The system, known as compulsory voting, is where electors are obliged to vote in elections or attend a polling place on voting day.

If an eligible voter does not attend a polling place, he or she may be subject to punitive measures such as fines or community service.

Compulsory voting is existent in some countries, including Australia.

Montague says Jamaica should follow suit.

Robert Montague, Opposition Senator, speaking recently in the Senate.