According to a Pew survey, before 2016, "too busy or having a conflicting schedule" was the main cause for missed votes. And it's easy to see why. There are still 20 states in the U.S. that don't grant time off for people to vote. Ideally, free voting time should be available (and identical) for everyone around the country. You know, the way almost everybody else already does it. In Canada, a business that impedes a person from voting can receive a fine "up to $50,000, five years imprisonment, or both." Quite a strong incentive there!
Of course, getting those busy bees time off doesn't solve all of our problems. There's no guarantee they'd use that time to vote. So why not ... force them? Some argue that compulsory voting can improve voter knowledge and reduce partisanship. Maybe that's why 23 countries have laws requiring citizens to vote. It seems like an effective way to ensure that more people practice their damn freedom ... whether they want to or not.