[LINK] New proposal for e-voting - Turnbull

Chris Maltby chris at sw.oz.au
Tue Sep 10 18:38:01 AEST 2013

Be afraid when conservative politicians talk about measures to reduce
vote fraud - it is their cover for ways to make it harder to vote for
people less inclined to vote for them.

In NSW we have automatic enrolment, internet based voting to supplement
postal voting (iVote), use of online roll markoff at pre-poll and on
election day, the ability to enrol and vote on election day and other
measures which work to increase participation. None of them are in use
federally - why?

Group voting tickets were dumped for NSW Upper House elections after
the 1999 election showed they were able to be rorted, and despite an
agreement by the previous federal government with the Greens to make
this reform, nothing happened.


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