[LINK] New proposal for e-voting - Turnbull

Janet Hawtin janet at hawtin.net.au
Tue Sep 10 17:28:51 AEST 2013

what if the digital thing was access to information on the parties and
their flow infornt of you and queryable.
and you still vote on paper.

On 10 September 2013 16:49, Jan Whitaker <jwhit at janwhitaker.com> wrote:

> At 05:10 PM 10/09/2013, Janet Hawtin wrote:
> >If the parties are required to be transparent then we have the
> >information about what they aim to represent.
> >Perhaps people should be required to have some kind of declared
> >position - some seemed to be a bit hard to find info on.
> There was a terrific link from the Age electoral page that showed all
> the preference flows by party. I looked them up because I wanted to
> make sure the flows from my minor party of choice weren't going to
> absolutely ridiculous places. So it can be done. An easy thing to do
> would be to have an official preference flow listing on the back of
> the ballot paper, essentially a printed version of what the online
> app presented. Simples. Or post them on the wall in the voting booth
> for everyone to see.
> I think it's the hidden nature of the flow that made things weird.
> However, the interaction of preferences as they start to cascade
> might be a problem since they are based on counts before they kick
> in. Still, I doubt many people took the time to even do what I did.
> Re the single issue 'parties', I suggested to a friend at lunch that
> Abbott should give the Sport guy the sport portfolio. Not sure I
> would go that far with Family First, though!
> Did you read that the motorists guy is an unemployed father of 5 who
> will now be making around $200k/yr for the next 6? Boy is his wife
> going to be happy! And at least there is Supernats to look forward
> too......
> Jan
> Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
> jwhit at janwhitaker.com
> Sooner or later, I hate to break it to you, you're gonna die, so how
> do you fill in the space between here and there? It's yours. Seize your
> space.
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