However, the survey that is being sent out on same sex marriage is completely voluntary. And that worries me. If not enough people bother to send in ballots, the government can choose to disregard the results. If not enough people bother to vote, the government can say that despite the fact that 70% of the population voted one way, in reality when you add up the votes on the other side to the number of people who did not vote, there is no majority. $120 Million dollars would have been spent to continue to do nothing on this issue.