[LINK] New proposal for e-voting - Turnbull

Kerry Webb kwebb at grapevine.com.au
Fri Sep 13 13:54:36 AEST 2013

On 13/09/13 1:43 PM, Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
> On 13/09/2013 12:33 PM, Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
>> Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
>> <snip>
>>> If nobody turned up to polling stations, then that mechanism could be
>>> discontinued.
>> It would be sad if the polling stations go. Election Days are real local
>> community events. There are fetes, people stroll down to their local
>> polling booths to vote, buy cakes and jams, hand out how to vote and
>> scrutineer. To me this is the best part of the whole election cycle. I even
>> saw two of the candidates!
> Which would mean they are likely to be retained. If the punters at a
> polling stations  were given a choice of a paper vote or an e-vote, then
> that would indicate another preference.
> They could also be given a choice of e-vote from home/smartphone or
> e-vote from a polling station.

There's been a long-standing objection to e-voting from home because of 
the possibility of coercion.  Postal voting has the same drawback, and 
we allow that.  The discussion continues.

Kerry Webb
Canberra, Australia

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